Kim brushed off the controversy as she made her way down the red carpet in a racy suede Chrome Hearts dress that showed off her curves.
The mother-of-four’s frock had a sexy low back, a halter neckline and gothic cross-shaped embroidery.
Instead of her signature raven hair, she threw on a long, dirty blonde wig that fell to her waist.
Kim’s go-to makeup artist Ariel gave the superstar a sultry brown smokey eye and a glossy nude lip for the night.
The SKIMS founder oozed confidence while showing off her look for the cameras ahead of the ceremony.
Thursday night’s awards honored a selection of people who have shaped culture, fashion, entertainment and sport in 2023.
Kim was branded Tycoon Of The Year after launching Skims menswear, and posed in an androgynous suit and tie for the cover spread, taking to Instagram to share: ‘Hi! I’m the GQ Man of the Year!’
As well as Kim, Jacob Elordi and rapper Travis Scott landed US covers this year.
Since Kim’s cover was unveiled, GQ has faced online criticism for making a woman one of the ‘Men Of The Year’ cover stars.
Kim is not the first female to cover the annual edition, following on from Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson — but this didn’t dissuade naysayers from feeling as though it was ‘taking away from the successful men.’
Megan Thee Stallion left almost nothing to the imagination while smoldering for the cameras in a sheer dress.
It had glamorous black beading and dainty black mesh ruffling along the neck.
Her silky brunette hair was styled in a voluminous updo and she pouted her glossy lips.
The former GQ cover star, 28, protected her modesty by wearing pasties and nude undergarments.
Megan Fox oozed sex appeal in a busty white strapless dress as she exited an SUV just steps away from the event’s entrance.
The Transformers star, 37, rocked her jaw-length flaming red hair and her signature winged eyeliner.
The mother-of-three was supported by her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly.
Kim’s fellow cover star Jacob Elordi was also photographed arriving at Thursday’s celebration.
The Euphoria star, 26, channeled his recent Elvis portrayal by rocking a boxy black pinstripe jacket, pants and a pastel yellow shirt with a large collar.
The hunk was supported by his on/off girlfriend Olivia Jade — though they walked the red carpet separately.
Jade, 24, put on a busty display as she styled a tiny bralette with an oversized sequin jacket with matching maxi skirt.
Paris Hilton dazzled in a sparkly gray sequin gown with a stylish cowl neck.
The socialite, 42, let her signature blonde hair tumbled down her chest in waves and she popped on a glossy peach lip.
A pair of shiny silver heels poked out from under the hem of Paris’ floor-length frock.
Olivia Rodrigo looked chic for the occasion in a flirty LBD and sky-high heels.
The 20-year-old Grammy Award-winner’s dress had fun fringe with gold detail on the bust.
The Driver’s License hitmaker styled her hair in an updo and opted for minimal makeup.
Alessandra Ambrosio stunned onlookers as she slipped her supermodel figure into an angelic white dress.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel, 42, gave her look a goth flair by rocking blood red nails and sultry eyeliner.
Lorde flashed her chiseled abs while rocking a silky green dress with a bold stomach cut-out.
Keeping the look monochrome, the singer-songwriter slipped on sheer green tights and sandals.
Shiva Baby star Rachel Sennott showed plenty of underboob by rocking a skin-tight black dress with racy side cut-outs.
For an edgy touch, the actress, 28, layered up with a black vinyl trench coat that she slowly stripped off for the cameras.
Jacob Elordi’s Priscilla co-star Cailee Spaeny looked radiant in a green slip dress and dainty gold jewelry.
Draya Michele sizzled in a white low-back minidress with an asymmetrical hemline that showed off her legs.
She carried a hardshell clutch and strutted around in transparent heels.
Seth Rogen rolled up to the annual event with his wife Lauren Miller, who looked retro chic in a funky floral shift.
Marvel star Henry Golding and his stunning wife Liv Lo looked like the perfect couple on the red carpet.
The duo shared plenty of kisses for the cameras.
Babyface and his new girlfriend Rika Tischendorf coordinated for the evening in all-black
YouTube star Emma Chamberlain turned heads by going sans pants as she mingled with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jacob Elordi.