Gigi Hadid and Alexander Wang star in the Pirelli calendar 2019


The 46th edition of the Pirelli calendar has been released and features big names from the art and fashion world.

Lensed by Scottish photographer Albert Watson, the black and white photographs from January to December in 16:9 format tells the stories of fictional women who dream themselves out of their respective realities.

While in the early years the Pirelli calendar was full of women, this year only four women were cast; model Gigi Hadid, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, actress Julia Garner and model Laetitia Casta. The men this year are ballet dancers Calvin Royal III, Sergei Polunin and fashion designer Alexander Wang.

Gigi plays a character who has separated from her partner, lives alone in a glass tower and has Wang as her only confidant, while Garner, moonlights as a botanical photographer and Caster as a sculptor and artist.

According to Watson, he wanted a new perspective so that each piece was not just a portrait of someone but more like a still from a movie. The most important thing for him was that he portrayed women in a positive way.

Browse the 2019 Pirelli calendar below.

Laetitia Casta
10 Laetitia Casta

Laetitia Casta and Sergei Polunin
11 Laetitia Casta and Sergei Polunin

Julia Garner
06 Julia Garner

Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III
07 Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III

Misty Copeland
08 Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland
09 Misty Copeland

Alexander Wang and Gigi Hadid
02 Alexander Wang and Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
03 Gigi Hadid

Julia Garner
04 Julia Garner

Julia Garner
05 Julia Garner

Gigi Hadid
01 Gigi Hadid

Laetitia Casta and Sergei Polunin
12 Laetitia Casta and Sergei Polunin

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