Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Pirelli's 2019 calendar highlights women's ambition

MILAN – Photographer Albert Watson has kept the Pirelli calendar far from its origins as a pin-up calendar, describing four women trying to find their reason for being in life.

The Pirelli 2019 calendar unveiled Wednesday contains four stories of women and their entourage: budding dancer Misty Copeland as budding dancer, actress Julia Garner as a botanical photographer, model Gigi Hadid as a socialist and the French actress Laetitia Casta as an artist.

Watson said he wanted a project focused on art, adding that "the idea was to change Pirelli, not to make Misty, Julia or Laetitia pin-ups". That's why I introduced some men quite strongly into this project, because it concerned their lives. "

The Pirelli calendar of recent years is less focused on nudity, although it has not been completely removed.

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