Lili Reinhart reveals an imposter has been posing as her in interviews

Jennifer McShane

Cambridge Terrace
This period home in Dun Laoghaire with an impressive garden is on the market for...

Lauren Heskin

A new cooking show, Joan Didion and a self-help podcast: What’s on tonight, Tuesday January...

Holly O'Neill

Call to immediately enact legislation for extended Parental Leave

Jennifer McShane

Meet the new style codes of 2021

Suzie Coen

COVID guidelines
Shebeens and house parties: Why has following COVID guidelines become so difficult?


New study reveals we are able to ‘catch’ moods from our friends

Amanda Cassidy

If lockdown has killed your libido, you are not alone

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

A beauty writer on the best expert skincare tips she’s ever heard

Melanie Morris

Netflix february 2021
6 Netflix picks we can’t wait for in February

Jennifer McShane

Pirelli Calendar 2020: A reimagining of ‘ballsy’ Shakespearean heroine Juliet

by Jennifer McShane
05th Aug 2019

The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled ‘Looking for Juliet’ is a subversion of the romantic heroine.

This year, photographer Roversi recast a range of different actresses and singers, including Kristen Stewart, the Spanish singer Rosalía, Pose actress Indya Moore, and the Chinese singer Chris Lee as Juliet from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Yara Shahidi and Emma Watson also feature.

The subjects were invited to present the kind of Juliet they would portray; to think beyond the tragic heroine we have come to know. Stewart is, of course, a broody Juliet; Rosalía in a bright-red gown is a queen of fire and we have a serious and sombre figure in Moore.

It seems fitting. Juliet, defined by her death, was headstrong in pursuit of her want of more than the life her parents laid out for her. She sought a different life, one with Romeo. And when she saw that such a life would be no more, she decided hers would reach a tragic end. There is a beautiful strength that comes with such sadness and this is reflected in the calendar.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi said he was inspired by his own search for a muse: “I am still searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream,” he said.

Interestingly, the calendar which had come under criticism for its depiction of the female form in previous years has distinctly moved away from more erotic imagery and focused on a more artistic approach to its theme.

Stewert echoed an appreciation for Juliet’s headstrong characteristics, calling her “ballsy” – her photos certainly represent a realistic, moody teen as she would have been in the modern world.

The full shots aren’t yet available but the below behind-the-scenes sneak peek of what we can expect:

Mia Goth. Photograph: @eijablom
Emma Watson. Photograph: @FlawlessWatson
Kristen Stewart. Photograph: @TeamKristenSite
Claire Foy. Photograph: @DailyFoy
Yara Shahidi. Photograph: @PapayaFilms

Main photograph: @eventospractico

Also Read

Watch: Chris Pratt Can Run In High Heels
Watch: Chris Pratt Can Run In High Heels

We’re all about actor Chris Pratt at the moment. He...

By Jennifer McShane

Meet The Two Irish Sisters Behind Jewellery Brand Brilliant Inc.

Starting a jewellery business is one of those attractive daydreams...

By Jeanne Sutton

Gigi Hadid’s €99 high street coat now has a 1,000 person waiting list

Laptops at the ready, it’s time to sign up to...

By Holly O'Neill

Orla Kiely
Orla Kiely Presents Her SS17 Collection At NYFW

Orla Kiely, one of our most lauded fashion exports, is...

By Holly O'Neill

Download These Fashion Apps

Get appy with the ultimate shopping companions… It’s true to...


GALLERY: Julianne Moore’s 32 Best Red Carpet Moments

Julianne Moore is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished Oscar-winning actresses,...

By Jennifer McShane

The one item that will give your AW18 wardrobe serious style kudos?

It’s the humble hood. This year, elevating your AW18 wardrobe...

By Marie Kelly

Kate Middleton
Gallery: 10 of Kate Middleton’s best looks from Wimbledon

  Kate Middleton, the impeccably-dressed royal with incredibly shiny hair,...

By Jennifer McShane