The annual Pirelli calendar always attracts the glitziest of stars to it’s pages and the 2019 edition is no different with Gigi Hadid leading the impressive cast.
Dubbed “Dreaming” and shot by photographer Albert Watson, in both Miami and New York, the calendar feels like a cinematic experiences also features American ballet dancer Misty Copeland, French actress Laetitia Casta, model Astrid Eika, designer Alexander Wag and star of Netflix series Ozark Julia Garner, all taking us into their world of dreams and ambitions.
“I wanted to create something that was more than just a portrait of somebody,” Watson said in a statement. “I wanted it to look like a film still. I wanted people looking at the Calendar to see that my aim was photography in its purest form, exploring the women I was photographing and creating a situation that would convey a positive vision of women today.”
Unlike previous calendars, Watson took 40 photos of each subject instead of one shot for each of the 12 months, and he made them look like stills from movies.
“The basic idea behind the whole project is that of telling a story in four ‘little movies’. What I wanted to convey were the protagonists’ hopes and their way of thinking about the future, in a way that would bring with it the aspect of dreaming,” he added.
This is a new and modern direction for Pirelli and we can’t wait to hang it on our wall.