Peter Lindbergh takes the lead on the 2017 Pirelli calendar. Historically known for showcasing semi-nude models, last year was the first year they changed it up and decided to focus on fully clothed women. The new edition continues to focus on highlighting femininity and this time it stars 14 famous actresses without a lick of retouching. Featuring the likes of Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz , Ziyi Zhang several months after giving birth to her daughter, and Helen Mirren, who Lindbergh just might like Mirren’s picture best. “I wanted to put Helen Mirren on my birthday in November,” he said.
“In the time when women are represented in the media, in every way else, as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful, and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests. That is important, no? Beauty that speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself, and your very own sensibility. That’s my definition of a woman today. That is the goal of the calendar, to show that woman and not the stretched and manipulated” -Peter Lindbergh
Check out the behind the scenes video below