The new muses of the 2023 Pirelli Calendar: a hymn to bodies that have stories to tell

The 2023 Pirelli Calendar was unveiled: photographer Emma Summerton celebrates activists, writers and athletes with disabilities alongside top models like Bella Hadid and Cara Delavigne.

Edited by Beatrice Manca

A love letter to women who are changing the world: the muses, activists, artists. The was officially presented Pirelli calendar 2023, signed by the photographer Emma Summerton: the new edition is entitled “Cartas de Amor Ă  Muse” and contains a collection of 28 photographs of 14 top models, portrayed in a style suspended between dream and reality. From Bella Hadid for Cara Delevingnefrom Emily Ratajkowski for lilac mossas far as ashley graham AND Lauren Wassereach protagonist plays a role: the Writer, the Queen, the Warrior, and so on.

The Muses of Emma Summerton

Although Pirelli anticipated some backstage photos, the most famous calendar in the world was officially presented on November 16th with an event at Hangar Bicocca, where Ashley Graham was also present. Photographer Summerton said she wanted to investigate the etymological root of the word “muse”, which in antiquity meant someone with talent and knowledge.

Bella Hadid in The Forest Calendar
Bella Hadid in The Forest Calendar

The style he chose for the 49th edition of “The Cal” is a magical realism that characterizes his work: the models become forest creatures, nymphs or extraterrestrials suspended in an imaginary time, in a fairy tale or legend.

Cara Delavigne in the Pirelli calendar
Cara Delavigne in the Pirelli calendar

The Pirelli calendar is an ode to inclusion

Emma Summerton’s photos celebrate women’s commitment and talent: adut akech (the Dream Chaser) is the symbol of rescue from refugee camps to the catwalks, Lauren Wasser is the Athlete who runs with shiny prostheses, Karlie Kloss (the Tech Expert) promotes scholarships for girls who want to study computer science.

Ahley Graham on the Pirelli calendar
Ahley Graham on the Pirelli calendar

🇧🇷I wanted to give women a platform to represent who they are, what they really do.” explains Emma Summerton. Beauty is always the protagonist, but this year the Pirelli Calendar wants to celebrate women’s commitment. The era of bodies and silent beauty is over: the spotlight is on inclusion, commitment and talent.

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