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Pirelli’s 2016 Calendar Replaces Naked Top Models With Strong Influential Women

Published 4 years ago

Pirelli is one of a major tire manufacturers – and they publish one of the most famous sexy calendars. This year, they went for a different kind of sexy. The 2016 calendar, shot by acclaimed photographer Annie Leibowitz, collected the most influential women in the world. And most of them didn’t need to disrobe! However, this calendar won’t be sold – it will be sent to 20,000 artists, musicians, and other creative luminaries.

“I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something,” Leibowitz said about the photoshoot. “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. 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.”

More info: pirelli.com | facebook (h/t: boredpanda)

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Amy Schumer

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Serena Williams

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Yoko Ono

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Natalia Vodianova

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Ava Duvernay

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 Patti Smith

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Yao Chen

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Shirin Neshat

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Tavi Gevinson

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Mellody Hobson

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Fran Lebowitz

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Agnes Gund and Sadie Rain-Hope Gund

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Kathleen Kennedy

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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