The 2016 Pirelli calendar takes a turn towards feminism and natural beauty thanks to American photographer Anne Leibovitz, and her portraits of thirteen women known for their successes such as tennis player Serena Williams, artist Yoko Ono and actress and comedian Amy Schumer.
This year's almanac, which was presented in London, does not feature any nude as usual or any supermodel, except for the Russian Natalia Vodianova who is among those photographed thanks to her Naked Heart foundation. The snapshots were taken last July in a New York studio and are characterized by their "simplicity" and for being "different," Leibovitz stressed.
The artist's goal was to celebrate the achievements of women in the world and the changes they achieve with them, so she believed that it was not appropriate to portray supermodels and actresses. However, she affirmed that her photographs "are not a turning point" but that Pirelli always had in mind to bring about this change and that it gave her the opportunity to carry it out. Thus, in the thirteen photographs, thirteen women can be seen wearing basic clothing such as jeans, patterned blouses and pants, with little or no jewelry and with light makeup. "I wanted the photos to show women as they are, without pretense," said the artist.
Here, some of the best photos of the famous The Cal.