On the off chance that Annie Leibovitz’s 2016 Pirelli Calendar, highlighting celebrated ladies from all strokes of life dressed—well, spare Amy Schumer—was a takeoff from the polished, semi-naked symbolism that one may have anticipated from the tire organization’s notorious schedule, the 2017 version tries to beat even that. Shot by celebrated around the world lensman Peter Lindbergh, the new version stars 14 renowned performing artists without a lick of modifying. In the logbook’s many pages are Kate Winslet’s hands, Nicole Kidman’s sultry gaze, Penélope Cruz in her pants, Ziyi Zhang a while in the wake of bringing forth her little girl, and Helen Mirren, looking absolutely Mirren-esque. (In spite of the fact that he won’t let it be known, Lindbergh very well might like Mirren’s photo best. “I needed to put Helen Mirren on my birthday in November,” he said.) The schedule likewise stars Alicia Vikander, Robin Wright, Léa Seydoux, Rooney Mara, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Charlotte Rampling, and Russian teacher Anastasia Ignatova.
In this day and age, the high contrast symbolism is especially strong. “They don’t fit in the atmosphere by any means, I think,” said Lindbergh at a public interview in Paris. “That is the reason for this: to state I don’t acknowledge that picture of magnificence, which has been made by business interests, and to remind what excellence truly is.”
He proceeded, “In the time when ladies are spoken to in the media, inside and out else, as diplomats of flawlessness and youth, I thought it was imperative to remind everybody that there is an alternate wonder, all the more genuine and honest, and not controlled by business or whatever other interests. That is vital, no? Excellence that talks about independence, valor to act naturally, and your own one of a kind sensibility. That is my meaning of a lady today. That is the objective of the date-book, to demonstrate that lady and not the extended and controlled [woman regularly appeared in the media].”
The logbook is just circulated to customers of Pirelli, however you can get a first take a gander at Lindbergh’s photos here. To those acquainted with the photographic artist’s work, whether it be his acclaimed representation of the supers in white shirts or the principal Vogue cover dispatched by Anna Wintour in 1988 highlighting model Michaela Bercu in pants and Christian Lacroix couture, the dazzling pictures will evoke genuine emotion.