Pirelli Calendar 2016

30th September 2015 | Alice Taylor

2016’s Pirelli Calendar has bypassed it’s traditional approach of featuring the world’s sexiest women and instead focuses on intimate portraits of 13 women who are shaping the world today, clothed and photographed by a female photographer. It’s about time.

Via Vogue:

It’s not just a step in a new direction, but a giant leap. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, who also lensed the 2000 edition, the calendar features Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Natalia Vodianova, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Kennedy, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat, and Yao Chen as the women changing society today.

“I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits. I thought that the women should look strong but natural, and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio,” Leibovitz said in a release. “This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward.” Needless to say, those looking for tropically set nude photos are in for a surprise.

2015 Pirelli Calendar

18th November 2014 | Alice Taylor

A first look at this year’s edition of the iconic Pirelli Calendar has been unveiled, featuring models Gigi Hadid, Isabeli Fontana, Anna Ewers, Candice Huffine, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls and Natalia Vodianova.

Having worked with legendary photographers such as Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, and Mario Testino in the past, this year the Italian tire company hired the photographic skills of Steven Meisel and the styling talents of Carine Roitfeld – the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris.

Via: HUH Magazine