Pirelli have decided to go in a different direction with their 2016 calender.
Their 2015 offering featured a fetish-themed shoot with some of the most famous models around, including Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid and Isabeli Fontana.
According to The Independent, this year the shoot was shot by Annie Leibovitz, who chose to focus on strong, influential women, rather than scantily clad supermodels.
It features the likes of Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Agnes Gund, Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Kathleen Kennedy, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Natalia Vodianova, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat, and Yao Chen.
All the women were included because they have made a difference in their respective work, and only Serena Williams and actress Amy Schumer went fully nude for it.
Leibovitz told The Independent:
I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. 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.Advertisement
Adding: “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.”