Pix Of The Day
Faux Zoolander models rule the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week
Our Pix of the Day comes from Paris where Derek Zoolander and Hansel surprised onlookers at the end of the ultra-chic Valentino fall fashion show by walking down the dual runway, stopped at the end with their signature "Blue Steel" pose.
Actually actors Ben Stiller and Dallas native Owen Wilson were reprising their roles in a sequel to the classic 2001 comedy, Zoolander, in which Stiller plays a dimwitted top male fashion model who is ousted by a rising star (Wilson).
According to reports, the actors made a quick exit after the show without talking to the press.
Zoolander 2 is currently filming in Rome, with a February 2016 release planned.
Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli told Women's Wear Daily that the actors came up with the stunt. "We said, 'Why not?'," Chiuri said.
“We love fashion. We think that we have to have fun. I mean, that’s what fashion is for,” Picciloi said. “We work seriously, but we don’t take everything so seriously. It’s something different.”