It's pinup time but not as you know it as the Pirelli calendar is back for another year, and this time it's the leading ladies of Hollywood who are centre stage.
Last year's calendar did away with Pirelli's long standing tradition of nude or barely covered young models and instead featured a shoot of accomplished women by Annie Leibovitz and starred Serena Williams, Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, Ava DuVernay and a stripped down Amy Schumer.
The 2017 calendar stars fourteen of Hollywood’s leading actresses, including seven Academy Award winners, and one 'special guest' in the form of Anastacia Ignatova, a Moscow State University professor described as "entrepreneur in the medical field".
The list of actresses includes Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Helen Mirren, and Zhang Ziyi.
ðŸ”¥ðŸ'£ðŸ”¥ Behind the scenes: Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet shooting for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar: pic.twitter.com/enphqEWlIt
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Blurry snaps of Alicia Vikander for Pirelli Calendar 2017 (by P. Lindbergh) ðŸŒ™ pic.twitter.com/XfZgYB678t
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2017 Pirelli Takvimi'nde müthiÅŸ bir ekip: Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright ve Uma Thurman pic.twitter.com/REypFhalyL
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Photographer Peter Lindbergh told Vogue that he wanted this year's calendar's stars to be "a counter message to [the industry’s] fake beauty ideal" and that the shoot was "a love song to the women I really know and really like, and there’s no exception. Everyone in this calendar, at one point in my life, I wanted to marry, and I didn’t have the balls to ask them!"
Lindburgh also said that he selected "all the big names of actresses who are not known to do bimbo movies, but are known to do sensible films—most of them have got Oscars—and then let them be them."
We can't wait to see the final product.