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First Look: Stiller, Wilson bring Zoolander's 'blue steel' to Paris fashion

By Piya Sinha-RoyMovies - 11 March 2015 9:59 AM | Updated 12:38 PM

First Look: Stiller, Wilson bring Zoolander's 'blue steel' to Paris fashion

Paris Fashion Week welcomed two really, really, ridiculously good looking additions on Tuesday, as Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their 'Zoolander' male model characters to strut the Maison Valentino runway ahead of the hit comedy's sequel.

Stiller and Wilson, who play dim-witted male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel ("so hot right now") in the film, delivered the ultimate walk-off wearing custom Valentino accompanied by pouts and "blue steel" gazes, in homage to the 2001 comedy parodying the fashion world.

The pair were also surprised by Vogue editor Anna Wintour before they walked the runway (see video below).

Zoolander, who is on a first-name basis with "Anna" told her that he was "totally" ready for his appearance, explaining that he had made a slight modification to his normal runway strut.

This is the first promotional stunt for Paramount Pictures' 'Zoolander 2', due out in February 2016, with Stiller reprising his directing duties and reuniting with Wilson and Will Ferrell, who plays egomaniac designer Mugatu.

In 'Zoolander', Stiller's character is brainwashed into an assassination plot against a world leader, but is saved by Hansel. 

The movie became a cult comedy hit, with Zoolander's absurd lines, such as "What is this? A center for ants?" much-quoted in pop culture.