2011 ➤ Duran win Lifetime Achievement gong in GQ Men of the Year awards

DD with their GQ award last night: it was presented by Alex James from Blur at London’s Royal Opera House. Photograph: Rex

The online men’s magazine GQ.com says today:

❏ “After 30 years the perennially stylish supergroup Duran Duran are still producing the goods, with new Mark Ronson-produced album All You Need Is Now joining the likes of Notorious and Rio as essentials in any man’s collection.”

❏ Nick Rhodes says “Our original manifesto has been to collaborate with fashion, art, photography, design and architecture. I guess I’ve always thought of Duran Duran as a kind of ongoing art project.”

❏ GQ.com highlight “The supermodel power summit: bringing together Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, and Helena Christensen with director Jonas Akerlund for the upcoming video for Girl Panic!”

➢ DD’s acceptance speech: “I think we should have an award just for putting up with each other for 30 years” — Simon Le Bon

➢ View the videos of Jonas Akerlund

➢ Read Jonas Akerlund interview on Lady Gaga

➢ Read the full Duran interview plus all the GQ Men of the Year 2011 coverage in the October issue of British GQ

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