Pirelli Releases an All-Black Alice in Wonderland Calendar

Ru Paul is the Pirelli Calendar's Queen of Hearts (photo by Alessandro Scotti)

The annual Pirelli calendar is no stranger to political or social messages on change. In 2016 they released their body-positive, ‘all-size-fits-all’ calendar featuring women of all sizes, including a nude Amy Schumer. In 2017 their focus was ‘Hollywood Across the Ages’, which highlighted the beauty of older actresses like Hellen Mirren and Charlotte Rampling.

Their 2018 calendar is following suite. In an historic move for Pirelli, this year’s calendar includes men, and, for the first time in their 50 year history, an all-black cast. The theme is Alice in Wonderland, and the stars are some of the heaviest hitters in the industry today, like Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Lupita Nyong’o, and legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Alpha Dia, King Owusu (photo c/o The Pirelli Calendar, photo by Alessandro Scotti)

 We love Pirelli and their ever-changing, ever-impactful style, and we love Alice in Wonderland, so in honour of the upcoming release here are some of our favourite quotes from Lewis Carroll’s timeless novel:

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

“She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.”

“No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.”

“Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”

“Who in the world am I? Ah, tat’s the great puzzle.”

“I give myself good advice, but I seldom follow it.”


If you want to see the full, star-studded cast of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar, look here.


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