08 Nov The ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Inspired 2018 Pirelli Calender Just Launched!
For the 2018 Issue of the famed Pirelli Calender, photographer, Tim Walker and Creative Director and Editor In Chief of British Vogue , Edward Enninful revisited one of the famous British classic literatures ‘Alice In Wonderland’ .
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and his original sketches before John Tenniel’s illustrations, the calendar plays on oversized playful aesthetic and aptly delivered by an excellent selection of an all-black cast. With Naomi Campbell and Sean Combs are The Royal Beheaders; Adwoa Aboah is Tweedledee; Slick Woods is The Madhatter; Lupita Nyong’o is The Dormouse; 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; Thando Hopa is The Princess of Hearts; 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.
Up until now, teasers have been floating around social media platforms but in a Gala event held in …. hours ago, the official release of the much anticipated 2018 Pirelli Calendar took place in the pleasurable presence of the casts and other high players. See images from the Gala and snipets from the calendar .
Till the August of 2015, copies of premium calendar was strictly reserved for key clients and VIPs; but to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the brand, a collectors copy was retailed at $69.99. In a departure from their usual highly sexualised images and a tilt towards modern day conversations about change, stereotyping, race, gender equality and more the 50 year old 28 paged publication is set on the right path. Information about if this particular issue will be on sale is yet to be known. Update to follow shortly.
Also see below, photos of celebrities and models from the Reveal Gala event.
Images culled from Instagram.