Ben Stiller in Valentino at the “Zoolander 2” World Premiere

Posted on February 10, 2016

Ben Stiller attends the “Zoolander 2” World Premiere at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City.


Portrait of a Silent Scream:


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Ben Stiller is a very confused man. A man who is being torn apart by opposing forces.


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A man standing before you, wanting to be loved, in a Valentino butterfly suit.

But here is the problem – and it’s something we’ve been pointing out all through this poledance. Before they made Ben Stiller come out and pose in his Valentino butterfly suit, they made Ben Stiller come out in character as Derek Zoolander and pose in a Valentino shamrock suit:

Ben-Stiller-Zoolander-2-World-Premiere-Movie-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Valentino-Tom-Lorenzo-Site (5)Funny! Funny faces and funny suits are the height of comedy. 

Not funny:

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In character:

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Not in character….?:

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It’s kind of impossible to tell. If he’s going to come out as Derek and then later switch into a different suit and walk the red carpet with his wife and co-stars, then why put him in an equally outrageous suit? We know why, of course. Because there’s clearly an agreement with Valentino. But you can’t make fun of the fashion industry while simultaneously being in bed with it.

Also: you can pull all the goofy faces you want, Ben. That suit is the most stylish thing you’ve ever worn on the RC.


Style Credits:
Valentino Butterfly Print Suit from the Fall 2015 Collection
Valentino Shamrock Print Suit from the Fall 2015 Collection

[Photo Credit: Getty Images,]

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