In the middle of a Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week, comedy superstars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson appeared in character as their very stupid — but very beautiful — characters Derek and Hansel from the 2001 film Zoolander.
The stunt wasn't just an opportunity to look at two really, really ridiculously good-looking people — it's also the first step in what is sure to be a really, really ridiculously extended publicity campaign for Zoolander 2, which is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016, according to Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the comedy sequel.
So hot right now: Derek & Hansel blaze down the @MaisonValentino runway, #Zoolander2 announced. Coming Feb. 12, 2016. pic.twitter.com/yZoHdcsvzH— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountPics) March 10, 2015
Even Anna Wintour, the notoriously deadpan editor of Vogue, couldn't help but smile.
Here is a Vine of Ben Stiller walking the runway as Derek Zoolander. This is a real shame, as everyone knows Owen Wilson's character, Hansel, is far superior at runway-ing:
If you're really, truly devoted to the cause of students who want to read good and learn to do other stuff good too, you can watch the whole fashion show here: