"Unconventional" Johnny Depp on cover of February GQ

That’s Johnny Depp on the cover of the February issue of GQ, in a 1999 photo by Patrick DeMarchelier. (Clues that this is an older photo? Several missing tattoos and a cigarette-in-hand.) The accompanying feature is called “The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World, 2010,” and Johnny tops the list. Explaining the reason for the honor, Barney’s Creative Director, Simon Doonan, says, “Johnny Depp’s a unicorn–a really glamorous, one-of-a-kind eccentric. Usually guys try to fit in; they don’t want to get criticized. At any red-carpet event, there are going to be guys who look spiffy in their Prada or Armani tuxedos, but you wait for Johnny Depp, because he’s always going to look super-groovy and unconventional. He wears great man jewelry. He doesn’t shy away from color. He’s always peeking through his amazing hair. It doesn’t matter if Johnny Depp’s lying in a ditch–he’s always going to look incredible.”

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD for breaking the news and AnaMaria for the cover photo. To see a larger version of the cover, CLICK HERE. The February issue of GQ will be on sale on January 26th. –Part-Time Poet