The fashion world and the Internet went nuts yesterday when Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) hit the runway after 14 years during Maison Valentino's Fall/Winter 2015 show in Paris. The stunt was a promo for the long overdue sequel, Zoolander 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. It was definitely a highlight of Paris Fashion Week, and according to The Cut, Vogue editor Anna Wintour was one of the people who made it happen.
"Ben is a friend," Wintour told fashion critic Cathy Horyn. Wintour added that it was Stiller's idea to be in the show, but that she had been "helping them in bits along the way." The Snapchat story that used footage of the stunt and overall coverage were also planned in advance, though no one would give The Cut details as to how long ago the plans were made.
Wintour posed with Stiller and Wilson backstage for a photo that was shared to Vogue's Instagram, and the actors also posed with real models in front of the Eiffel Tower to promote the film.
"Let's see the walk." Watch Anna Wintour check in with the stars of #Zoolander2 backstage at today's @maisonvalentino show. Click the link in our bio to hear what Derek and Hansel have to say. Video by Josh Ruben and Vincent Peone.
A video posted by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on Mar 10, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT
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[via The Cut]