PIRELLI has unveiled pictures from its 2018 calendar: a wondrous celebration of black beauty, photographed through the fantastical lens of Tim Walker and styled by Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful with set design by Shona Heath.
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the original sketches he drew before John Tenniel’s illustrations, the calendar plays on exaggerated sizing and playful flourishes with help from a blockbuster cast.
The cast is full of heavy hitters, from two Oscar winners (Lupita Nyong’o and Whoopi Goldberg) to pop-culture icons (RuPaul!) to super models (Adwoa Aboah, Naomi Campbell and Duckie Thot)
Lupita Nyong’o is The Dormouse; Thando Hopa is The Princess of Hearts; Adwoa Aboah is Tweedledee; Naomi Campbell and Sean Combs are The Royal Beheaders; Slick Woods is The Madhatter; Whoopi Goldberg is The Royal Duchess; Djimon Hounsou is The King of Hearts; RuPaul is The Queen of Hearts; Adut Akech is The Queen of Diamonds; Alpha Dia is the Five-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; King Owusu is the Two-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; Lil Yachty is The Queen’s Guard; Wilson Oryema is the Seven-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; Zoe Bedeaux is The Caterpillar; Sasha Lane is The Mad March Hare; and Duckie Thot is Alice.
Even though the [theme] of the calendar is Alice in Wonderland, the message is so big.It’s a celebration of black beauty. Enjoy the pictures below