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Tim Walker’s Pirelli 2018 Calendar Finally Revealed — Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the calendar plays on oversizing and whimsical flourishes with help from a blockbuster cast.

Photographed through the fantastical lens of Tim Walker and styled by Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful with set design by Shona Heath, PIRELLI has unveiled pictures from its 2018 calendar: a wondrous celebration of black beauty. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the calendar plays on exaggerated sizing and playful flourishes with help from a blockbuster cast. And Daily Design News is about to share all with you!

For the 45th Calendar edition, shot in London last May, the British photographer applied his unmistakable style of extravagant sets and romantic motifs, to revisit one of the classic stories of British literature: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

2018 PIRELLI CALENDAR

Adwoa Aboah is Tweedledee; Naomi Campbell and Sean Combs are The Royal Beheaders; 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.


“Alice in Wonderland is a story that I’ve drawn on for so long, it’s always been in my work and life. To have a black Alice is to have a new way of seeing Alice,” said Walker at the New York launch of his Pirelli pictures.

The genesis of the idea formed when visiting Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity aka Lissy Dahl, some five years ago. “She said, ‘Do you know that the Bucket family in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally going to be portrayed as a black family?’ And I thought about how much this would have changed things.”


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See the 2018 Pirelli calendar celebrations below!

Sean Combs and Naomi Campbell | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Adwoa Aboah in Molly Goddard | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Slick Woods in David Koma | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Adut Akech | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Djimon Hounsou | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Georges LeBar and RuPaul | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Tim Walker and Duckie Thot | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Jaha Dukureh and Thando Hopa | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI
Lil Yachty | Photo: ANDREEA MACRI

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Source: vogue.com