You may have spotted two unfamiliar or perhaps very familiar faces on the catwalk at Valentino’s AW15 show at Paris Fashion week today. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their Zoolander film characters Derek Zoolander and Hansel at the show to promote the news of the anticipated sequel Zoolander 2.
The two actors walked the runway to the sound of “Don’t You Want Me” by Human League, prompting applause and a frenzy of photos from those in the crowd. Stiller wore a black two-piece suit with a coat slung over his shoulders and Wilson was in a silky blue set with a pale grey coat, also worn across his shoulders. Walking down either side of the run way both paused at the end and pulled their best ‘Blue Steel,’ a signature pose made famous by the original movie.
Valentino designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was quoted as saying backstage, “Fashion can be very serious but can also be fun too, I loved the first film, I watched it when I was really young.”
Anna Wintour was spotted backstage giving her best fashion advice and taking pictures just before the show. It certainly looks like she’s given Derek and Hansel her seal of approval.