After last year’s edition featuring body-positive woman, this year ‘The Cal’ is a little different – but just as classy.
2017’s calendar was shot by German photographer Peter Lindbergh, who has been credited with the creation of the supermodel. However, the tyre brand’s calendar has revealed a selection of famous actresses – and they are, of course, beautiful.
Each actress was shot in black and white, wearing minimal makeup, which is a Lindbergh signature. More from CNN:
His aim was to “capture sensitivity and emotion, laying bare the souls of the women in the images, rendering them more naked than a nude,” he said at the international press launch in Paris.
“As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to free women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection,” he said. “Society’s ideal of perfection is impossible to achieve.”
Lindbergh has three Pirelli calendars under his belt and for this year’s he shot A-listers Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi and Anastasia Ignatova.
Here’s the promo video:
As well as some behind-the-scenes stills:
And here are the results:
Of course, it is once again a far cry from what Pirelli became famous for, but still as beautiful as ever.