30/11/2016
Powerful.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

Remember when Pirelli decided to revamp its racy yearly calendar, in favour of almost fully-clothed celebs? It was awesome but 2017 has just blown it out of the water. 

Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the 2017 edition includes 14 famous actresses with zero post-production retouching. A first for the calendar.

Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, Helen Mirren, Uma Thurman and more have been captured in a series of powerful black and white images.

“That’s the purpose of this: to say I don’t accept that image of beauty, which has been created by commercial interests and to remind what beauty really is,” Lindbergh told press in Paris.

“In the time when women are represented in the media, in every way else, as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful, and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests. That is important, no? Beauty that speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself, and your very own sensibility. That’s my definition of a woman today. That is the goal of the calendar, to show that woman and not the stretched and manipulated [woman].”

This is one calendar we’d actually drop our money on.

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