>We don't imagine it's every day that Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Slick Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lil Yachty find themselves on the same set. So naturally, when all that star power comes together, magic ensues. Specifically fairytale-making magic for one of the most exclusive annual fashion projects, the Pirelli calendar.
The behind-the-scenes images of the 2018 calendar were released today, revealing its Alice in Wonderland theme (in which model Duckie Thot depicts the title role of Alice and RuPaul's Queen of Hearts is spot on), as well as the all-black cast of models, actors, and artists who bring the tale to life. While we won't know what the final results will be until later this year, with industry vets Edward Enninful, Tim Walker, and Shona Heath working behind the scenes, there's a lot to look forward to.
As always, the Pirelli calendar is one of the most coveted of holiday gifts every year—at least for the most fashion-obsessed—but it’s also the thing you’re least likely to receive unless you happen to be on Pirelli's gifting list. Luckily the below images are available to us all. Keep scrolling for a peek behind the scenes.
Duckie Thot and Tim Walker behind the camera
Sasha Lane and Lupita Nyong'o
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Naomi Campbell
Alpha Dia and King Owusu
Can this year's Pirelli calendar cause a bigger splash than last? Take a look at the 2017 shoot and make the decision for yourself.