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2019 Pirelli Calendar: Laetitia Casta, Gigi Hadid and dreams

Pirelli presented the 2019 edition of its famous calendar at a gala evening in Milan. This 46th edition shot by photographer Albert Watson and called “Dreaming” has the underlying theme of dreams.

 “Dreaming” : the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs stars dreaming

The 2019 Pirelli Calendar brings together several stars including the model Gigi Hadid and top model Laetitia Casta. © Albert Watson

A dream cast for the Cal’

Each year, Pirelli brings together what is best in terms of photography to create its iconic calendar. After a 2018 edition created by Tim Walker, it is Scottish photographer Albert Watson who had the privilege of shooting the 2019 Pirelli Calendar. Focused on the theme of dreams, it brings together stars from the film, dance and fashion worlds. In total, 40 shots were chosen to portray this dreamlike and cinematic world. We find a nude Laetitia Casta with the dancer Sergei Polunin in her dream of artistic success as a painter.

“Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs top model Laetitia Casta

© Albert Watson

Gigi Hadid is a disenchanted socialite looking for her place in the world alongside her confidant, the designer Alexander Wang.

“Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs model Gigi Hadid and fashion designer Alexander Wang

© Albert Watson

The actress Julia Garner interprets a photographer looking for recognition with Astrid Eika as her model.

“Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs actress Julia Garner

© Albert Watson

Finally, Misty Copeland tells the story of a dancer who dreams of expressing her art in Paris with her boyfriend Calvin Royal III.

 “Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs dancer Misty Copeland

© Albert Watson

 “I wanted to do it in a way that was different for Pirelli. Something focused on photography in its purest form”, said Albert Watson, photographer in charge of the 2019 edition of the Pirelli Calendar. “The idea was almost to write a film script." Finally, it is four little movies that tell the story of these couples pursuing their dreams in 16:9 format. “I wanted to convey the sense of these women thinking about their future in a way that uses dreams", explained the photographer who shot this edition in Miami and New York.

“Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs model Gigi Hadid

© Albert Watson

 “Dreaming”: the 2019 Pirelli Cal’ photographs top model Laetitia Casta

© Albert Watson

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