The reviews are in. But does Zoolander 2 pass the fashion test?
Here’s the first thing fashion fans need to know about Zoolander 2: while the original Zoolander film was uncannily prescient about the absurdities of the industry – foreseeing the popularity of the onesie and practicallyinventing the selfie face – Zoolander 2 doesn’t quite feel like a fashion film at all.
Aside from a few jokes (the evil Mugatu is holed up in a “fashion prison for the criminally insane and really out there”) and a load of cameos (Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Jourdan Dunn, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Kate Moss …), this is mainly a jolly action adventure featuring two comically stupid protagonists. On close watching, however, a few choice nuggets of fashion truth do emerge …
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