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Kim Kardashian dresses up and strips down, all for British GQ

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Kim Kardashian mixes and matches couture chain mail and designer latex at British GQ's Men of the Year awards
Kim Kardashian makes a fashion statement at British GQ's big party and a no-fashion statement in the magazine
Kim Kardashian copies Kendall Jenner's latex-bra look to accept British GQ's Woman of the Year award

Kim Kardashian, woman of the year? Yup, that's what they're saying across the pond, where British GQ on Tuesday celebrated the title it had bestowed upon her -- while at the same time honoring its various selections for men of the year.

Kardashian, attending with Kanye West, marked the occasion in an ensemble that was chain mail on the bottom half, dominatrix on the top.

The skirt, which West was seen kneeling down to adjust on the red carpet, was a chopped-down custom incarnation of a look from Ralph & Russo Couture's Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection. Her bustier-style latex bodysuit by Atsuko Kudo, on the other hand, kind of creepily echoed a latex bra that younger half sister Kendall Jenner recently modeled for Love magazine, a sister publication to British GQ.

There has to be some psychological implication in that choice, right? Best not to overthink it.

In contrast, inside the magazine's October issue, Kardashian opted to wear nothing on top, with a similar nothing on the bottom.

Mm hmm, we're talking booty-baring naked pictures. Not the hacked kind -- rather, the kind you can look at without hating yourself afterward. Well, at least without hating yourself for invading Kardashian's privacy, which she pretty much gave up on years ago.

"What a huge honor to win Woman of the Year," she said as she accepted her award late Tuesday at London's Royal Opera House. "It's so special. I want to thank my husband for making me feel like the Woman of the Year every single day."

The mag lauded her for transforming "from 'just another' reality TV star to bona fide media sensation."

Van Morrison, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Pharrell Williams and Colin Firth grace five of the magazine's six "limited edition" Men of the Year 2014 covers, with Kardashian rounding out the bunch. 

And yes, Pharrell wore his hat to the party.

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