For the first Pirelli calendar of a new decade, famed Italian photographer/director Paolo Roversi looked to the past, drawing inspiration from Shakespeare. He set out to find explore the modern day Juliet, as he believes there’s a Juliet inside every woman. So, he cast a handful of all-stars: Mia Goth, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Yara Shahidi, Indya Moore, Rosalia, Chris Lee, Claire Foy and Stella Roversi as his leading ladies.
This year the calendar also merges photography and film. Reversi created a short film where he put each actress through a screen test reading for the part of Juliet (Kristen Stewart even reading a bit of Romeo’s part). Then they transformed into Juliet with the help of some exquisite costumes, and hair and makeup.Click through for your first official preview of the 2020 Pirelli Calendar.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.