Derek Zoolander & Penelope Cruz cover Vogue: Le Tigre Realness?


Well, this surprised me. I was expecting Vogue’s February cover to go to Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid or maybe even the first photos of Saint West. But Anna Wintour enjoys Derek Zoolander, so Wintour gave Zoolander and Penelope Cruz a cover. For comedy! AND FASHION. I guess I didn’t realize that Zoolander 2 is being released next month – it opens on February 12, perhaps a perfect Valentine’s Day movie? I suspect a lot of boyfriends will probably be dragged to this one. Anyway, I do like the cover, even though I think Derek Zoolander would know that it would be a stronger editorial image if his face was closer to Penelope’s. The image looks off-center as-is, plus Penelope really isn’t giving FACE. Derek is though – that’s Le Tigre, isn’t it?

You can read the full Vogue piece here. The first part is about Derek Zoolander, written like a real Vogue profile of Zoolander. The second part is a real interview with Ben Stiller, where he talks about how sad he was that Karl Lagerfeld wouldn’t agree to be in the sequel. They got Marc Jacobs, but no Lagerfeld. Owen Wilson also provides a lot of quotes for the piece. In a lovely way, Zoolander and Hansel are two of their favorite characters – they both seem very happy that they got a chance to make a sequel, and that the first film became such a weird success story. Penelope Cruz also talks a bit about how she saw the first film five times and she’d always wanted to do a comedy in English. And of course, there’s a quote or two from Justin Theroux, who has a small part in the film and co-wrote the screenplay.



Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/Vogue.

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  1. don't kill me I'm French says:

    Probably one of the Leibovitz ‘s best works since a long moment

    • layla says:

      Agreed. Those photos are all kinds of amazing!
      I really hope the movie follows suit… comedy sequels are just so hard to get right.

      • V4Real says:

        I saw the full trailer last night when I went to see another comedy sequel ‘Ride Along.” I found myself laughing out loud at some of the scenes so it may just survive the comedy sequel curse.

        Ride Along 2 wasn’t so bad. Ok so I fell asleep a couple of times but the scenes I were awake for were funny. And boy Benjamin Bratt still looks good as hell. The best looking man Julia Roberts ever dated.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Yeah definitely one of Vogue’s best covers, I’m liking it so far. It’s interesting which Vogue hasn’t done in years.

    • Malificent says:

      I love the hotel room. It’s what a Terry Richardson photo would look like if he actually had talent.

  2. zan says:

    This photoshoot is everything! it makes my day, bahahaha!
    I like Ben Stiller, always funny 🙂

  3. Diana B says:

    This. Is. AMAZING! I can’t wait for the movie and I’m really crossing my fingers that this sequel turns out as good as the original.

  4. Mrs. Darcy says:

    This photo shoot is doing it for me, tres high fashion! I hope Will Ferrell and his poodle return.

  5. mp says:

    ahahha OMG! Is that Gigi in the last pic????

  6. Really says:

    “Boyfriends dragged to this movie”. More wives dragged by their husband, mine quotes this movie relentlessly.

    • someone says:

      Yes! The men in my household quote this movie relentlessly. I’m excited to see it but they are absolutely giddy with anticipation.

    • Cupcake says:

      Yeah I was surprised Kaiser classifies this as a chic flick of sorts. My husband is also a huge Zoolander fan and is THRILLED about the sequel! I think this movie appeals to both genders fairly equally.

  7. snusnu says:

    I am fascinated with Penelope as a woman,but I have never understood the hype about her beauty.I find her average looking at best.

    • Esmom says:

      I completely agree. She reminds me of a duck. And don’t get me started on her accent. It’s almost as grating as Sofia Vergara’s.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve liked her in a few films, but in others her face and wispy voice really annoy me, but I don’t know why.
        Vergara’s accent is getting worse. I occasionally catch an old rerun of Modern Family, and it’s amazing how much more exaggerated she is compared to the early episodes. And not in a good way.

    • Farhi says:

      Penelope is amazingly beautiful. But many Spanish and Latin women are (they have rather proportionate and symmetrical features with big eyes, straight nose) and may be that makes the perception she is more “average”? The same goes for Indian women.

  8. lucy2 says:

    If I can get out of the coal mines of South Jersey in time, I’m hoping to see this in the theater.

    The photoshoot is fun, and I’m glad Penelope is a fan of the first movie and took the role because of that. Can’t wait for more Mugatu! And I’m hoping Meekus has an evil twin who shows up to avenge his death.

  9. Nia says:

    Perhaps the not too close was on purpose to emphasize him being self-centered and aloof?

  10. T.Fanty says:

    That’s not *the* dragonfly jacket, of Tom Hiddleston fame, is it?

  11. BendyWindy says:

    I admit that I’m a Zoolander fan girl. I watched it last month and it was still hilarious. I can’t wait for the sequel and I’m happy to see them in Vogue.

  12. Farhi says:

    Nice cover. Love the jacket, I would wear it.

  13. Carol says:

    Penelope Cruz seems to become more beautiful as she ages. I hate her! I, on the other hand, look more and more like Alice from the Brady Bunch.

    I hope the sequel is better than the original – the original had funny parts but was kind of boring too.

  14. Maria A. says:

    Funny. I may actually have to buy it and I haven’t bought a Vogue in ages.

  15. negave says:

    I don’t like it.