Ben Stiller, Cassandra and Brad Grey (CEO of Paramount Pictures), hosted a Zoolander 2 film premiere at Lincoln Center, former home of New York Fashion Week, on February 9, 2016. Fitting for a sequel to the 2001 fashion comedy, Zoolander, the event kicked off with a fashion show. The runway featured Spring 2016 looks from Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger and Valentino. Zoolander 2 stars strutted with models Gigi Hadid, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Imaan Hammam, Romee Strijd, Irina Shayk and Soo Joo Park, to the sounds of DJ Skrillex.
Scenes from the premiere event in New York City:
Zoolander 2 is the sequel to Zoolander, released in September 2001. Zoolander, far from a box office smash, became popular on Netflix and social media, inspiring hashtags #BlueSteel and #Magnum, referring to signature poses of narcissist hero Derek Zoolander.
Zoolander 2 stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, with Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. Cameos include Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Usher, Susan Sarandon, Kiefer Sutherland, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Ariana Grande, Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne.