Pirelli has launched the 2020 edition of The Cal. Paolo Roversi’s “Looking for Juliet” was presented to the public today at Verona’s Teatro Filarmonico. Taking its inspiration, and location setting from Shakespeare’s play, the photographer said that he wanted to capture the “Juliet that exists in every woman.” The 47th Pirelli calendar features Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Chris Lee, Indya Moore, Rosalía, Stella Roversi, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Stewart, and Emma Watson.
Back when Will Shakespeare trod the boards, all the characters in the plays he scribbled down were brought to life by male actors – even decidedly non-blokeish roles such as Juliet Capulet. Chaps need not apply for star billing in next year’s Pirelli Calendar though – although the theme for 2020 is ‘Looking for Juliet’, photographer Paolo Roversi’s shortlist of candidates pays no homage to the ‘boy player’ of old.
Paolo Roversi has been given the remit of snapping pics for the 2020 Pirelli Calendar. The Italian-born, Paris-based photographer brings half a century of experience to the role. Pirelli comments that Roversi is “considered one of the most talented contemporary photographers, above all for his style which is personal and highly recognisable.”