Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, and Lil Yachty Lead Pirelli's First-Ever All-Black Calendar

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The 2018 calendar for Pirelli will feature a cast only black artists, models, and musicians. Some of the calendar’s highlights include Lil Yachty as The Queen’s Guard, Lupita Nyong’o as The Dormouse, Puff Daddy as The Royal Beheader, Whoopi Goldberg as The Royal Duchess, and RuPaul as The Queen of Hearts.

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This year's calendar delves into themes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, aiming to capture “the surreal world of dreams” and reference “English culture.” It was shot by Tim Walker, known for his unique aesthetic, and styled by the brand new British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.

According to CNN, here is the full list of artists and how they are characterized is as follows:

  • Adut Akech, Sudanese-Australian model as The Queen of Diamonds
  • Adwoa Aboah , Ghanaian-British fashion model and feminist activist as Tweedledee
  • Alpha Dia, Senegalese-German model as the 5 of Hearts Playing Card Gardner
  • Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and model, as The King of Hearts
  • Duckie Thot, South Sudanese-Australian model, as Alice
  • King Owusu, British model, as Tweedledum, 2 of Hearts Playing Card Gardner
  • Lil Yachty, American rapper and singer, as The Queen's Guard
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-Kenyan actress, as The Dormouse
  • Naomi Campbell, British supermodel and actress, The Royal Beheader
  • RuPaul, American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter as The Queen of Hearts
  • Sasha Lane, American actress, as The Mad March Hare
  • Puff Daddy , American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur as The Royal Beheader
  • Slick Woods, American model, as The Mad Hatter
  • Thando Hopa, South African model and lawyer, as The Princess of Hearts
  • Wilson Oryema, British model, as 7 of Hearts Playing Card Gardner
  • Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, author and television host, activist, as The Royal Duchess
  • Zoe Bedeaux, British fashion stylist, designer and singer, as The Caterpillar