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Can this Vogue cover be legit? There was a rousing discussion in the Racked offices over whether this Zoolander-themed Vogue cover is real. It is.
Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander is the cover star of Vogue's February issue, alongside Zoolander 2 co-star Penélope Cruz. It hits newsstands January 26th, which means Ben Stiller's fictional character/legendary model has successfully infiltrated the highest echelons of fashion. Keep in mind, Derek Zoolander and Hansel already walked in a Valentino show in Paris last year.
For the new issue, Stiller gave his best Blue Steel for photographer Annie Leibovitz. Alexander Wang and models Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls are featured in the spread with Stiller.
Jason Gay handles the writeup and he drops his own enthusiastic mini-review of Zoolander 2, which is out February 12th:
I was shown a close-to-finished version of Zoolander 2, and I am happy to report that obsessives of the original and merry newcomers will not be disappointed. Derek, Hansel, and Mugatu are in turn-of-the-century form, and Cruz gives the sequel global flair. Bieber’s great. Rome’s gorgeous. The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too? Well, the building had some structural issues. I don’t want to add more for fear of spoiling the surprises, though it does appear to be the first comedy to feature performances by the winners of the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.