The 2019 Pirelli Calendar is here and it’s stunning! Shot by photographer Albert Watson, it featured stars like Gigi Hadid, Misty Copeland and designer Alexander Wang among others. This forty-sixth edition was shot in both color and in black and white — with each image more cinematic than the last.
The images not only show our leading ladies photographed with such depth and quality they also have a narrative. Watson described the underlying theme of the calendar as “dreams” but the project is largely inspired by “telling a story in four ‘little movies’.’ Based off of how lovely the photos were taken, we could only imagine these would be four Academy Award nominated films. Watson described his approach to the project as a way of “exploring the women I was photographing and creating a situation that would convey a positive vision of women today.”
Scroll down to learn more about each character and see if their stories fit their portraits.