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GREAT PRETENDER: After Kazakhstan, Sacha Baron Cohen is taking aim at Milan during fashion week, dressed up as his alter ego, Bruno — a gay Austrian fashion show presenter. Almost unrecognizable in a blonde wig and a prosthetic nose, the actor weaseled his way, together with his film crew, backstage at Iceberg, Mariella Burani and Roberto Musso. Once inside, the comedian feigned a fashionista crisis, throwing himself on the floor, appearing to tear off his clothes. According to backstage photographers at Iceberg, Cohen was midinterview with a model agent when he began his act, dragging down a rack of clothes that stuck to his Velcro-trimmed getup. Security staff removed Cohen, and subsequently managed to block him from entering the Dsquared show on Thursday morning. “I didn’t recognize him at first, but his identity unraveled pretty fast. It was really funny,” said Eugene Souleiman, the head hair stylist backstage at Iceberg. The Italian Chamber of Fashion didn’t see the humor in Cohen’s antics and sent out a press release to fashion houses advising them not to accredit three film production company names, under which Cohen was thought to be operating.
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