The 2017 Pirelli calendar features highly emotive portraits of fourteen actresses, including Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Lupita Nyong’o and Penelope Cruz photographed sans make-up, hair extensions, air brushing or push up bras. Photographer Peter Lindberg explains that the idea was “to create a calendar not around perfect bodies, but on sensitivity and emotion, stripping down to the vert soul of the sitters, who thus become more nude than naked.”
BELOW: Making of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar
Pirelli’s 2016 calendar also empowered women in a similar fashion – celebrating honest and unconventional feminine beauty instead of objectifying women. With this project, the brand seems to have established that their association with the issue of female empowerment isn’t a temporary one.
Read more about the Pirelli 2016 calendar here.