Preview Images of the All-Black Pirelli Calendar for 2018 Have Been Released – and They’re FABULOUS

Posted on November 10, 2017

Pirelli unveiled a few images from its 2018 calendar inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” photographed by Tim Walker.

Revealed six months after its high-energy shoot in London, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar was described by its protagonists as “a dream to work on,” “everything I have ever wanted,” and even “chaotic – in the best possible way.” Shot by English photographer Tim Walker and featuring 18 protagonists from the worlds of fashion, movies, music, and even social activism, the theme of the 45th edition was “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” providing a healthy amount of fantasy for all involved.

“Alice has been told so many times,” Tim Walker said, “and I think I wanted to go back to the genesis of the imagination behind Lewis Carroll so that you could tell it from the very beginning again. I wanted to find a different and original angle.”

All costumed by the stylist and now Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful.

Full Cast:
Adut Akech as The Queen of Diamonds; Adwoa Aboah as Tweedledee; Alpha Dia as Five-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; Djimon Hounsou as The King of Hearts; Duckie Thot as Alice; Jaha Dukureh as Wonderland Princess; King Owusu as Two-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; Lil Yachty as The Queen’s Guard; Lupita Nyong’o as The Dormouse; Naomi Campbell as The Royal Beheader; RuPaul as The Queen of Hearts; Sasha Lane as The Mad March Hare; Sean “Diddy” Combs as The Royal Beheader; Slick Woods as The Madhatter; Thando Hopa as The Princess of Hearts; Whoopi Goldberg as The Royal Duchess; Wilson Oryema as Seven-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; Zoe Bedeaux as The Caterpillar.


Queen and King of Hearts – RuPaul and Djimon Hounsou


The Beheader – Sean Diddy Combs and Naomi Campbell


Alice – Duckie Thot


The Royal Duchess and Princess of Hearts – Thando Hopa and Whoopi Goldberg





[Photo Credit: Tim Walker/Pirelli – Video Credit: Pirelli via]

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