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Paris Fashion Week: Zoolander stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson bring 'blue steel'

Paris Fashion Week welcomed two really, really, ridiculously good looking additions as Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their Zoolander male model characters to strut the Maison Valentino runway.

First promo stunt for Zoolander 2, due out in February 2016

Actors Ben Stiller, left, and Owen Wilson wear creations for Valentino's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready to wear fashion collection, presented at Paris fashion week on Tuesday. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

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.

Blue steel lives on. (Jacques Brinon/Associated Press)
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.

Stiller appeared in a dark electric blue suit-and-tie ensemble with a navy trenchcoat. Wilson, sporting shaggy long blond locks, strutted in a shiny light blue pajama print outfit with blindingly white sneakers, topped off with an eggshell blue trench coat.

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 centre for ants?" much-quoted in pop culture.

Backstage at the show, the pair posed for a photo with the notoriously reserved Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who managed to crack a small smile.

With files from The Associated Press and CBC News

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