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Pirelli Calendar Takes Cinematic Turn

It’s been called fashion’s sexiest calendar. Top talent, including Sienna Miller, Iman, Christy Turlington Burns, Julia Styles and even Sophia Loren have posed for photos taken everywhere from exotic beaches to several inches of mud.
But don’t expect sultry soft-porn images in Pirelli’s 2019 edition. Photographed by Albert Watson, the upcoming version reflects a move away from sexiness to a story line with strong characters.
“The women are different from the topless babes on the beach,” Watson said during the final days of the shoot. “I’m trying do something that has layers to it.
“It’s an interpretation, a visual exploration of the changing nature of ambition and success as told through four female protagonists who are playing roles and three supporting male protagonists,” Watson said.
Translation, please.
Gigi Hadid is a damaged heiress holed up in her apartment at the Carlyle Hotel with her bestie, Alexander Wang.
Hadid, who appears to have everything, carries around sadness. She only feels safe in the Manhattan apartment where Wang consoles her.
“Gigi’s character just thinks about tomorrow and what club she’ll go to and how many followers she has on social media,” Watson said.
Misty Copeland plays a dancer who’s not as accomplished as the ballerina who retired in June from

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