4 Feb - The "Zoolander 2" Fashionable Screening / Premiere

February 4th, 2016.

If there is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously semi-competent in the field of IT price modelling, then one day I intend to find out what that is.

Until then, I'll keep slouching around London's Leicester Square when I can..... especially for a Zoolander sequel. Here's how it went down:

It's been 15 years since the world was last graced with a Zoolander movie.. and meanwhile Disney are stacking Star Wars sequels like piles of underwear from now until the rest of time.

It's been 15 years since the world was last graced with a Zoolander movie.. and meanwhile Disney are stacking Star Wars sequels like piles of underwear from now until the rest of time.

Everyone always goes on and on about Blue Steel.... but I've always said it's the softer La Tigre that makes for a more durable look that plays better cross-culturally.

Everyone always goes on and on about Blue Steel.... but I've always said it's the softer La Tigre that makes for a more durable look that plays better cross-culturally.

"Less than a third of these people here are really, really ridiculously good looking. As for the rest? Those are merely ridiculous-looking"

"Less than a third of these people here are really, really ridiculously good looking. As for the rest? Those are merely ridiculous-looking"

"Leicester Square Make Some Pose!!!"  Your friend and mine, Mr Impact and his offsider DJ Fall Collection arrives to whip the crowd into a free-ness desiring frenzy, and perhaps find a few things that don't rhyme with 'fashion'

"Leicester Square Make Some Pose!!!"  Your friend and mine, Mr Impact and his offsider DJ Fall Collection arrives to whip the crowd into a free-ness desiring frenzy, and perhaps find a few things that don't rhyme with 'fashion'

"But why male models?"

"But why male models?"

"My crazy Mugatu Hairstyle? That'll arrive in a separate limo.. if it can be prised away from its mini-bar, that is" - our first attendee from the film is Will Ferrell, who was in London just last year for the "Daddy's Home" premiere

"My crazy Mugatu Hairstyle? That'll arrive in a separate limo.. if it can be prised away from its mini-bar, that is" - our first attendee from the film is Will Ferrell, who was in London just last year for the "Daddy's Home" premiere

"I love Mongollian throat-singing. Not the music it creates, I just respect that it's performed" - Owen Wilson reprises his role as Hansel (Hansel....So Hot Right Now) in the movie. I think I last photographed him at "A Night At The Museum 3" and before that "Marley and Me"

"I love Mongollian throat-singing. Not the music it creates, I just respect that it's performed" - Owen Wilson reprises his role as Hansel (Hansel....So Hot Right Now) in the movie. I think I last photographed him at "A Night At The Museum 3" and before that "Marley and Me"

Penelope Cruz and I appear to have made a connection....which is a bit of a surprise as I felt I'd made more of a lasting impression on her fur coat at the premiere of 'Nine' all those years ago.

Penelope Cruz and I appear to have made a connection....which is a bit of a surprise as I felt I'd made more of a lasting impression on her fur coat at the premiere of 'Nine' all those years ago.

"What is this? Is this a red carpet... for FISH??" - Ben Stiller, aka. Zoolander himself has arrived

"What is this? Is this a red carpet... for FISH??" - Ben Stiller, aka. Zoolander himself has arrived

"I'm a fashion industry supervillain!! Wear floral puce this spring, people!"

"I'm a fashion industry supervillain!! Wear floral puce this spring, people!"

"If Zoolander is No2, then it's pretty clear what Hansel is in this movie, Alex"

"If Zoolander is No2, then it's pretty clear what Hansel is in this movie, Alex"

"I'm just going to stop and ogle my perfect abs on that screen now, bruv"

"I'm just going to stop and ogle my perfect abs on that screen now, bruv"

"That guy over there showed me some schematics for a quadruple-breasted business suit and bifurcated fractal tie. I think you should talk to him" - Justin Theroux is one of several credited writers on this film, is married to actress Jennifer Aniston, and can more directly be blamed for writing the Iron Man 2 screenplay.

"That guy over there showed me some schematics for a quadruple-breasted business suit and bifurcated fractal tie. I think you should talk to him" - Justin Theroux is one of several credited writers on this film, is married to actress Jennifer Aniston, and can more directly be blamed for writing the Iron Man 2 screenplay.

"So how did you capture the essence of Male Models in the screenplay? And aren't tie-pins totally 1995 right now? That's still too soon to be ironic"

"So how did you capture the essence of Male Models in the screenplay? And aren't tie-pins totally 1995 right now? That's still too soon to be ironic"

"I haven't eaten anything since Tuesday. Do you think they'll give me one or two pieces of diet popcorn if I ask nicely?"

"I haven't eaten anything since Tuesday. Do you think they'll give me one or two pieces of diet popcorn if I ask nicely?"

"Male Model humility? About this size...." - Christine Taylor is both in this movie and married to Ben Stiller in real life.

"Male Model humility? About this size...." - Christine Taylor is both in this movie and married to Ben Stiller in real life.

"I play a Russian Fashionista in this film. Fear me!" - those furry hats might finally catch on in the West, if those threats become compelling enough.

"I play a Russian Fashionista in this film. Fear me!" - those furry hats might finally catch on in the West, if those threats become compelling enough.

"We blended a little black dress with the pelt of an orphaned polar bear cub. Even the guys from PETA and the World Wildlife Fund had to admit it looks stunning"

"We blended a little black dress with the pelt of an orphaned polar bear cub. Even the guys from PETA and the World Wildlife Fund had to admit it looks stunning"

"You're giving me a handhake instead of a quadriple air-kiss? I'm not quite sure how to take that..."

"You're giving me a handhake instead of a quadriple air-kiss? I'm not quite sure how to take that..."

"You ARE tall, though..... what was your question again? Something about wanting my phone number?"

"You ARE tall, though..... what was your question again? Something about wanting my phone number?"

"Your beanie is... unbranded?? What kind of identity are you trying to project?" Probably the wrong, 85% below retail price kind.

"Your beanie is... unbranded?? What kind of identity are you trying to project?" Probably the wrong, 85% below retail price kind.

Meanwhile, I don't have orange/red clashing with metallic blue AND I'm keeping my head warm.

Meanwhile, I don't have orange/red clashing with metallic blue AND I'm keeping my head warm.

.... and I even had a spare beanie I could have offered model Lara Stone.... sadly she elected not to pursue a course that would take her into the unsavoury, what-the-hell-are-screaming-kids-doing-running-rampant-at-a-premiere part of the crowd I was stuck in.

.... and I even had a spare beanie I could have offered model Lara Stone.... sadly she elected not to pursue a course that would take her into the unsavoury, what-the-hell-are-screaming-kids-doing-running-rampant-at-a-premiere part of the crowd I was stuck in.

"Please don't go any further, Alex. I'm already very pleased to see you"

"Please don't go any further, Alex. I'm already very pleased to see you"

"I went method to simulate serving a fifteen year sentence in Fashion Jail. It takes it out of you... though they teach you how to wear a tie properly there"

"I went method to simulate serving a fifteen year sentence in Fashion Jail. It takes it out of you... though they teach you how to wear a tie properly there"

Could have been the 'Team Mugatu' T-shirt I was wearing, I guess.

Could have been the 'Team Mugatu' T-shirt I was wearing, I guess.

"Hold on a minute... is that KYLO REN?"

"Hold on a minute... is that KYLO REN?"

Adam Driver. Allegedly So Hot Right Now. (Adam Driver) (far right of photo... though the blurry dude with the Beanie is rightfully the focus of this shot)

Adam Driver. Allegedly So Hot Right Now. (Adam Driver) (far right of photo... though the blurry dude with the Beanie is rightfully the focus of this shot)

Meanwhile, <insert Game of Thrones reference> Natalie Dormer

Meanwhile, <insert Game of Thrones reference> Natalie Dormer

"I like your.... uh..... dress?" "Smooth. But I saw how pleased you were to see Will Ferrell earlier. This isn't close to that"

"I like your.... uh..... dress?"
"Smooth. But I saw how pleased you were to see Will Ferrell earlier. This isn't close to that"

The giant rod you can see stretching to the top right of the photo is an attempt by Ben Stiller to break the world record for selfie taken on the longest ever selfie stick. The incumbent record : 8metres.

The giant rod you can see stretching to the top right of the photo is an attempt by Ben Stiller to break the world record for selfie taken on the longest ever selfie stick. The incumbent record : 8metres.

Justin Theroux (left) and fashion designer Valentino (right) attempt to see the camera in low earth orbit in order to pose.

Justin Theroux (left) and fashion designer Valentino (right) attempt to see the camera in low earth orbit in order to pose.

"At that altitude you're not even getting the underside of my good side, damnit...."

"At that altitude you're not even getting the underside of my good side, damnit...."

"Nobody can hold a smile this long, Ben...."

"Nobody can hold a smile this long, Ben...."

"I think it's caught on something.... a helicopter maybe?" time to go to go the guy from Guiness for judgement.

"I think it's caught on something.... a helicopter maybe?" time to go to go the guy from Guiness for judgement.

A segment of the crowd. Feel free to swoon if you can spot Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren from Star Wars : The Force Awakens....

A segment of the crowd. Feel free to swoon if you can spot Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren from Star Wars : The Force Awakens....

"I don't do high-fives anymore, Ben. I do high-fours" . .... and.....?  

"I don't do high-fives anymore, Ben. I do high-fours" .

.... and.....?

 

SUCCESS!! "It's a record that will stand forever .... or until some Japanese tourist ties two of these together and does this!"

SUCCESS!! "It's a record that will stand forever .... or until some Japanese tourist ties two of these together and does this!"

"I'd like to thank the members of the academy for this. My years of studying cell division in larval biology have not been wasted"

"I'd like to thank the members of the academy for this. My years of studying cell division in larval biology have not been wasted"

"Check out that guy's website if you want. Or see this movie. Or study algebra. It doesn't matter..."

"Check out that guy's website if you want. Or see this movie. Or study algebra. It doesn't matter..."

So... that was that, then. A much larger premiere than the originally published description of 'Fashionable Screening' reported for this event .... and moreover a fun event for another entry into my 'Archive of Premieres' - now featuring over 300 premieres I've photographed.

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Until next Time!