CULTURE

Go Behind the Scenes of Pirelli’s Alice in Wonderland Fantasia with P. Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and RuPaul

Alessandro Scotti

With Tim Walker behind the camera, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar was always bound to be a fantastical, supernatural affair. On Thursday, a first look at the legendary fashion photographer’s calendar was unveiled—a reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, styled by Edward Enninful, formerly of W and now of British Vogue, and featuring a cast of models, actors, musicians, and artists of color like Lupita Nyong’o, Sasha Lane, RuPaul, Naomi Campbell, and P. Diddy. In the title role: newcomer Duckie Thot, a South Sudanese-Australian model as a doll-like Alice, wrapped in pastel silk and a dreamy lace pinafore. Go behind the scenes of the new calendar shoot, here.

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P. Diddy and Naomi Campbell as the executioners behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Djimon Hounsou as the King of Hearts behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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The cast of of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar during their shoot with Tim Walker.

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Djimon Hounsou and RuPaul as the King and Queen of Hearts and Duckie Thot as Alice behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Duckie Thot as Alice, Slick Woods as the Mad Hatter, and Sasha Lane as the Mad March Hare behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Sasha Lane and Lupita Nyong’o as the Mad March Hare and the Dormouse behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Adwoa Aboah as Tweedledee behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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RuPaul as the Queen of Hearts behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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RuPaul and Djimon Hounsou as the Queen and King of Hearts behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Thando Hopa as the Princess of Hearts behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Zoe Bedeaux as the Caterpillar behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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Slick Woods as the Mad Hatter behind the scenes of the 2018 Pirelli Calendar shoot with Tim Walker.

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