Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch Party 2017: Red carpet arrivals

The ladies of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue proved they can rock more than just tiny bikinis ...

Hannah Jeter, Chrissy Teigen and some of the most beautiful women in the world gathered on Thursday in New York City to celebrate the launch of this year's issue, and AOL was there to catch all the action.

Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin looked totally dreamy in a sheer pastel blue number with a plunging neckline. The supermodel made her SI debut in 2016, and she couldn't help but gush about this year's rookies: "I didn't need to give them advice, they're too good!"

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Nina Agdal attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Mia Kang attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Davis Jeter attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Bianca Balti attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Ashley Graham attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Kate Upton attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Eugenie 'Genie' Bouchard attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lisa-Marie Jaftha attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Chrissy Teigan and musician John Legend attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Barbara Palvin attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: McKenna Berkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Christie Brinkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Myla Dalbesio attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kelly Gale attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Anne de Paula attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Alexa Ray Joel attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kate Bock attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lais Ribeiro attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Samantha Hoopes attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Vita Sidorkina attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Aly Raisman (R) and Colton Underwood attend Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: MJ Day attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Ferguson attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Bojana Krsmanovic attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Robyn Lawley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Rose Bertram attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model McKenna Berkley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Samantha Hoopes attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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Speaking of rookies, Danielle Herrington was an absolute vision in a tight white dress that she paired with nude pumps. She shared the advice that veteran Ashley Graham shared while they were shooting in Fiji together: "She was on my shoot in Fiji, she told me to have fun, be confident and just work it!"

Meanwhile, Mia Kang, who made her debut on the magazine after winning the SI Swimsuit model search, rocked a skin-bearing Laurel Dewitt number with a dangerously high slit. The rookie gushed about her first time on SI and hoped that it won't be her last!

"I love that Sports Illustrated embraces who you are first as a person, your body is not a priority. The fact that I was selected is an absolute honor," Kang said.

Covergirl Kate Upton made her grand debut by being one of the last models to walk the red carpet. She rocked a teeny LBD that showed off her toned pins.

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We know how to cure your Monday blues... More 2016 #SISwim photos and videos in our bio 💋 Shot by @yutsai88 swimsuit by @nastygal
"Morning stretch and flex!" #Regram from @emilydidonato 😝 More gorgeous 2016 photos in our bio. Photo by @jamesmacari in Turks & Caicos. Swimsuit by @kovey.
The wait is over! The first #SISwim Rookie of 2016 is... @realbarbarapalvin! Click the link in our bio to get to know Barbara! 👙🌴
There’s only one name you need to know…Bo. Meet #SISwim’s newest brunette bombshell @bokicaboba! She’s Rookie No. 3 in the 2016 lineup. Click the link in our bio to find out more about this Serbian beauty.
Without further ado, introducing Rookie No. 2 - @theashleygraham! 👙🔥 Click the link in our bio to find out all about Ashley! #SISwim
Have you heard? "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed" is airing on February 13th at 10:30 p.m (ET)/ 7:30 p.m (PT) on @tntdrama #siswim (📸 : @yutsai88)
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The 2016 #SISwim Issue comes out today!!! 🎉👙🌴
We're here to make your Friday a little bit better with the last #SISwim Rookie of 2016, @mit_tanya! Click the link in our bio to learn more about our new Russian beauty! 😘
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An advocate for women empowerment, @philomenakwao has a heart of gold. #SwimSexy
She's good as gold. #SwimSexy @theashleygraham
Congrats @theashleygraham on becoming an official @SI_Swimsuit model! She SLAYS in our #SwimSexy The Globetrotter Bikini. Link in bio to purchase! #CurvesInBikinis
Silver is the new sexy. @nicolajgriffin #SwimSexy @SI_Swimsuit (link in bio to see the whole campaign) ✨
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Check out all the hot looks from the night in the slideshow above!

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