The completely new photos were shot by German photographer Peter Lindbergh, who’s often credited with the creation of the supermodel. Each actress was shot in black along with white, wearing minimal makeup — a Lindbergh signature.
His aim was to “capture sensitivity along with emotion, laying bare the souls of the women within 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 by the idea of eternal youth along with perfection,” he said. “Society’s ideal of perfection will be impossible to achieve.”
Lindbergh, who has three Pirelli calendars under his belt, also shot A-listers Jessica Chastain, Léa Seydoux, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander along with Kate Winslet.
Beauty meets talent
The one unfamiliar face will be that will of Anastasia Ignatova, a lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of Political Theory, whom Lindbergh met at a dinner party in 2015. (According to Pirelli, Lindbergh was “struck by her face along with outstanding beauty.”)
This specific marks the second year in a row that will the calendar has defied its NSFW reputation, along with the formula of nudity along with youth that will has come to define the item.
Last year’s calendar, shot by American portraitist Annie Leibovitz, was praised for its body along with age diversity, along with featured the likes of Serena Williams, Amy Schumer along with Yoko Ono.