It’s ok to be angry with the current political machine like Donald Trump seems to be (and is getting lots of mileage from), as much as it is fine to make fun of fashion. But take a parody, poking fun even further (and lots of people say The Donald has taken it too far) we get Ben Stiller as his super model alter ego Derek Zoolander on the cover of Vogue’s February issue.
We might all recall the first “Zoolander 2” shot across the bow when Stiller-as-Zoolander with his foil Hansel (played by Owen Wilson) closed the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week in March (see this video of the pair backstage at the show). Now another direct hit to fashionistas, this new Vogue cover reveals once again that the mode world seems to indeed have a sense of humor. As the promotion over “Zoolander 2″ amps up, one wonders just where else in the fashion world Derek and Hansel might end up…and God, please let them show up again!
Stiller poses with Penelope Cruz (also in the movie) in an Annie Leibovitz-shot cover. Also included in the new film, Kristen Wig, Benedict Cumberbatch (as a hilarious non-gender specific model) and Justin Bieber as…Justin Bieber. Marc Jacobs also makes an appearance as himself.
It’s been a decade and half since we last saw the infamous Blue Steel, Le Tigre and Magnum poses, chuckled to the silliness of Stiller’s creation. Really, who knows how the second Zoolander will hit with an audience that hasn’t seen Stiller and Wilson in these roles in quite a while (and some who have never seen them in them) and in a world where the selfie and Instagram makes Zoolander’s myopic self-involvement seem quaint. But at the very least we have learned how ready and willing the movers and shakers in haute couture are willing to make fun of themselves.
And this is a good thing indeed. Zoolander 2 opens February 12th.
Lots of non high end couture news has been happening lately. Here are some fun fashion updates from the week,from Paris Fashion Week to E! T.V..
Zoolander Returns: The Paris Fashion Week certainly saw some interesting, if not downright hilarious occurrences. Closing the entire proceedings at the Valentino show Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller showed-up as their Zoolander movie characters-Hansel McDonald and Derek Zoolander respectively-as much to strutt their stuff as to promote the sequel to their comedy fashion movie. The movie is said to be in current production and none other than model Karlie Kloss is said to be up for starring role in the movie.
Kim Shows…And Shows: As we can all expect, a celebrity of Kim Kardashian’s renown couldn’t let Paris Fashion Week go by without being seen in sporting some interesting ‘looks.’ Kim stepped round town in platinum blonde hair and was seen in various outfits, most of us latex afficieanatoes and fantasy dressers would be thrilled with. One day Mrs. Kayne took to the streets in a full open straps dress, another day she wore latex leggings and a fur coat, on still another, she Instagramed herself in a see-thru shirt showing of her black bra.
Kathy Goes: In a possible ‘fashionistas-abandoning-a-sinking-ship’ news, Kathy Griffin has announced she is leaving the “Fashion Police” show a scant two weeks after Kelley Osbourne said she is saying goodbye to the show as well. Griffin tweeted “”I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it’s time to move on.” Osbourne is in full support (as this pic might hint at the women’s friendship) saying she was “proud’ of K.G.’s decision.
Rihanna and Dior: After many seasons showing-up for various fashion shows it was announced that RiRi is now a Dior girl. Rihanna will star in the fourth installment of the Secret Garden adds, shot by Steven Klein-said to run in the enxt few months.