14 years ago today, Derek Zoolander and his unforgettable Blue Steel pose catwalked into theaters when “Zoolander” had its big screen debut on Sept. 28, 2001.
Created by Stiller and stand-up comedian/TV writer Drake Sather, the dimwitted model character was first introduced to audiences back in 1996 in a sketch at the VH1 Fashion Awards.
Watch the original VH1 skit below and see if you can discern the nuances in Zoolander”s Blue Steel and Ferrari looks:
A sequel for “Zoolander” is set to open in theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.
Other notable Sept. 28 happenings in pop culture history:
• 1963: The Beach Boys” “Little Deuce Coupe” peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent a total of 11 weeks on the chart.
• 1968: The manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company announced that Janis Joplin would be leaving the band at the end of that year.