New Pirelli Calendar to Feature Only Black Models

The legendary edition has been experimenting with new approaches for the third year in a row.

Pirelli calendar for 2018 will feature only black models, and this time the models will be both male and female. Vogue writes that the calendar has a common ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme: photographs from behind the scenes of the shoot done by British photographer Tim Walker have already been posted on the Pirelli website.

In particular, the new calendar will feature actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Lupita Nyong’o, and Adwoa Aboah, models Naomi Campbell and Zoe Bedeaux, actor Djimon Hounsou and rapper P. Diddy.

Pirelli has drifted away from its classic concept in the two previous years as well. In 2016, the calendar featured dressed models for the first time. Featured in the calendar were 13 influential women of our time chosen by American photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The previous Pirelli calendar was shot by German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh who took a series of portraits of famous actresses, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, Lea Seydoux, Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, and Zhang Ziyi.


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