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All-black 2018 Pirelli Calendar stars Naomi, Diddy, RuPaul

ALL BLACK: Naomi Campbell and Diddy star in the 2018 Pirelli Calendar (Photo credit: Pirelli)

THE 2018 Pirelli Calendar is still months away from being released, but new photos have revealed the models featured in this year's calendar - and they're all black. The “Alice in Wonderland” theme features only black models.

Among this year’s docket of decked-out celebs is Naomi Campbell, Duckie Thot, Slick Woods, “Drag Race” host RuPaul and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The theme for this year was 'Alice In Wonderland' and was put together by new British Vogue editor, Edward Enninful.

The calendar has been produced by the Italian Pirelli company since 1964, and has long showcased bikini-clad beauties shot by the world’s leading photographers, like Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier. Lately, however, the publication has changed its focus to fashion and addressing cultural issues such as women empowerment and race.

At a press conference for the Pirelli Calendar on Friday (Nov 10), Diddy praised the calendar's progressive take on fashion. "We were born kings and queens," he said, adding that images of this kind should have been taken 'a long time ago'.

"I think Pirelli was smart enough to see the future. This is the future. Black excellence," he added.

"It was just so great to work with all these talented black faces and to really show our beauty and we can't take images for granted.

"We can't take the images that have been flooded into our consciousness, and so to see us all together and to be standing tall and proud and to be able to be seen as kings and queens and part of an empire, that's something I want my little girls to see.

"It's important that they see these images and not the images that are always just portrayed."

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