Sacha Baron Cohen Disrupts Fashion Weeks Worldwide for Spoof Film
Spoof character mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Ali G fame, is busy filming his next film and posing as a flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter named Bruno and crashing fashion weeks around the world in the process.
"Bruno" was recently escorted out of the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show in Paris after trying to pass notes to the models on the runway.
He then proceeded to jump on the catwalk and run to the curtain looking behind to hunt for the designer. Cohen was grabbed by a security guard who then threw him out of the show.
Also in Paris:
Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego Bruno is at it again in Paris - this morning making a very conspicuous appearance on the second row of the Stella McCartney show.
With his red thong clearly visible above his jeans, the comedian - who was virtually unrecognisable in a flamboyant leather gilet, with his slicked-down hair dyed blonde and brown - sucked Tampax, clapped along to the music and generally disgruntled the front row by continually pushing aside those sitting in front of him for a better look at the models.
This stunt followed Cohen's near arrest during Milan Fashion Week a week prior.
Dressed in a black cloak and a Velcro suit with an array of clothing dangling from it, Cohen interrupted a fashion show by designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Sporting blonde hair, the actor marched down the catwalk in character as an Austrian fashion and entertainment reporter named Bruno before being stopped by security. Italian authorities were called to the scene, and Cohen was taken into custody. According to his publicist, Cohen was not charged with a crime, but detained and released within an hour.
It was the second time that Cohen has disrupted a fashion show in Milan. Earlier in the week, he crashed a show by Iceberg, but security guards managed to stop him before he made it to the runway. Cohen's presence in Milan has forced several fashion houses to beef up their security.
Cohen also crashed two fashion shows in Madrid during filming for his follow-up mockumentary to Borat, aptly titled "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt."
I do wonder if Cohen will make an appearance as Bruno during the upcoming LA Fashion Week?
The film is slated for a much-anticipated May release.