"Perhaps clothed women are going to have a moment." Annie Leibovitz
Well it's about time! Finally, the iconic Pirelli Calendar 2016 embraces a shift in attitudes towards the portrayal of the female form and female beauty in particular, ditching supermodels for the first time in its 50-year history, in favour of some of the world's most influential women of all ages, focusing on achievement rather than sex appeal - all thanks to photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Described as "straightforward and direct," by the iconic lens lady herself, the full calendar features Yao Chen, Natalia Vodianova, Kathleen Kennedy, Agnes Gund (with her granddaughter Sadie Rain Hope-Gund), Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, Mellody Hobson, Ava DuVernay, Tavi Gevinson, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Amy Schumer (keeping it real).
See some of the imagery and a behind-the-scenes film of the shoot below.
|Images © Annie Leibovitz / Pirelli|