Summer is nearly over, but Pirelli is already thinking ahead to 2020. The company has announced the faces of its prestigious annual calendar this afternoon, along with its Shakespeare “Looking for Juliet” theme.
Paolo Roversi shot the calendar in May, which features British actresses Claire Foy, Mia Goth and Emma Watson, American actresses Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi, and Kristen Stewart, Chinese singer Chriss Lee, Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi. Roversi said of the theme, “I am still searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream.” The women were photographed in Verona and Paris.
While the full calendar won’t be released for a couple months, behind the scene images from the shoot were released today. See below the kind of aesthetic that Foy, Watson, Stewart, and Shahidi brought to the role:
Last year’s Pirelli calendar was shot by Albert Watson and focused on the changing nature of ambition and success. Gigi Hadid was one of its stars and played a wealthy, successful woman who also has sadness in her life.
She explained to ELLE.com in a group interview that she defines success differently now, the longer she’s been in the fashion industry. “It’s crazy because so many of the things that I’ve accomplished or done, I didn’t think I would do maybe ever,” she said. “But also I thought that it would be a lot more spread out. So that was very exciting and surprising and cool. I’m so grateful for all the things that lead to each other.”
“But now I define success as doing something that I’m inspired by very day,” she continued. “I feel like I have a successful day when I’m really part of the team, and I feel like I worked my ass off, and I’m exhausted, and I just loved every picture and was there for every picture mentally. And part of that success takes learning the balance of when I have to be away and then I can come back kind of stronger and take on the job. But also success for me is keeping a certain normality for myself and my life.”