The Italian Paolo Roversi captured 12 women in one of the most recognizable images of European literature — Shakespeare’s Juliet.
Pirelli introduced the 2020 calendar. Actresses Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Mia Goth, Claire Foy, Indya Moore, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), Yara Shahidi, Stella Roversi and Spanish singer Rosalia posed for it. The author of the pictures was Paolo Roversi, a fashion photographer of Italian origin — he collaborated with the most famous glossy magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, and the French Depeche Mode, which appeared before 2001.
This year, the theme of the calendar, which was shot in Verona, is the image of Shakespeare’s Juliet — The Many Faces of Juliet. According to the photographer, her features are in every woman. “There is no Romeo, there are only Juliettes who come to the casting, answer questions and reveal their vision of the character,” Paolo Roversi said in a comment to Vogue.
The calendar of the Italian company Pirelli, producing automobile tires, has been published since 1964. For decades, famous models were shot for him in nude. In 2016, the company changed the concept and released a calendar with “influential women of our time”, including model Natalya Vodyanova, comedian Amy Schumer and singer Patti Smith. Last year, the theme of the calendar was The Way to the Dream.