Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue 2018 launch: Tyra Banks, Kate Upton and more

Leave it to the launch of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue to deliver one of the hottest red carpets of the year!

The stars of this year's issue stepped out on Wednesday night to celebrate this year's Swimsuit issue at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square in NYC, and it was model-filled extravaganza full of sexy styles.

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Cover star Danielle Herrington, who is just the third black woman to land the coveted spot, was gorgeous in a plunging gold gown, while mentor Tyra Banks totally stunned in a form-fitting nude gown with an hourglass illusion.

See all of the looks from the 2018 Sports Illustrated Launch below:

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Tyra Banks attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Danielle Herrington attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Ashley Graham attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 launch event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Kate Upton attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Olivia Culpo attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 launch event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Actress Olivia Culpo attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Aly Raisman attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Danielle Herrington (L) and Tyra Banks attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Tabria Majors attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Haley Kalil attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Iyonna Fairbanks attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Olivia Jordan attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Jasmyn Wilkins attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Raven Lyn attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Chase Carter attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Camille Kostek attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Georgia Gibbs attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 launch event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Lais Ribeiro attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Kate Bock attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Robin Holzke attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Myla Dalbesio attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Bianca Balti attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Hunter McGrady attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Launch Event at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Iyonna Fairbanks attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Vita Sidorkina attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic) Headline: (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Robin Holzke attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: SI Swimsuit athlete and professional golfer Paige Spiranac attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) Olivia Jordan, Allie Ayers, Haley Kalil, Camille Kostek, Tabria Majors, and Iyonna Fairbanks attend the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
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Kate Upton was also there, rocking a sparkling orange gown with a thigh-high slit and a cutout over her cleavage. She opted for a slicked-back hairstyle to complete the look.

SEE ALSO: Aly Raisman poses nude for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

Ashley Graham was also there, looking super sexy for Valentine's Day in a pale pink silk trench coat with a high-cut latex leotard underneath.

Other stars in attendance were Aly Raisman, Olivia Culpo and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, among others.

For more on 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover star, Danielle Herrington, click through the gallery below:

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Model Danielle Herrington attends the CR Fashion Book Celebrating launch of CR Girls 2018 with Technogym at Spring Place on December 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Carine Roitfeld)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 08: Raven Lyn and Danielle Herrington attend the 8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Hosted By Issa Rae at Villa Casa Casuarina on December 8, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 07: Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Sneak Peek of its SI Swimsuit Island during Art Basel at The W Hotel South Beach on December 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Sneak Peek of its SI Swimsuit Island during Art Basel at The W Hotel South Beach on December 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Danielle Herrington attends 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Barclays Center on December 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Model Danielle Herrington attends the SI Swimsuit 2018 Model Search celebration and preview of the Sports Illustrated Swim and Active Collection at Mr. Purple in Hotel Indigo LES November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Model Danielle Herrington attends GUESS NYFW Fall Fashion Event at Public Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for GUESS)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Danielle Herrington walks the runway at the Philipp Plein fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Model Danielle Herrington attends The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017 at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
NEW YORK, NY - April 11: Danielle Herrington attends Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street Host a Screening of 'The Lost City of Z' at SAG-AFTRA on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) SI Swimsuit models Lais Ribeiro, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Vita Sidorkina, and Danielle Herrington sign autographs during the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival on February 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17: SI Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington attends the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch festival at Post HTX on February 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Danielle Herrington is seen arriving at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Rookie Class models Myla Dalbesio, Danielle Herrington, Mia Kang and Lais Ribeiro pose on the court before the Los Angeles Clippers Vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Danielle Herrington attends the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Model Danielle Herrington attends GUESS Glitz and Glam Holiday event at The Carondelet House on December 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for GUESS)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Model Danielle Herrington attends the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for VH1)
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