A-list actresses like Robin Wright, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman and many more are completely unretouched in the ’emotional’-themed 2017 Pirelli Calendar. See the gorgeous photos below.
Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the calendar is completely unretouched, showing the gorgeous, natural beauty of stars like Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright and Zhang Ziyi.
Peter described the theme for the 44th edition of the famous calendar: “In a time when women are represented in the media and everywhere 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, a beauty which speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself and your own private sensibility.”
Peter’s theme was “emotional,” adding his goal was “to create a calendar not around perfect bodies, but on sensitivity and emotion, stripping down to the very soul of the sitters, who thus become more nude than naked.”
“My aim was to portray women in a different way and I did it by calling in actresses who’ve played an important role in my life, getting as close as possible to them to take my photos. As an artist, I feel I’m responsible for freeing women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can’t be attained.”
With so many famous actresses, the timing had to be right. Photos were taken in May and June of 2016, in five places: Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, London and a beach in France. The calendar contains 40 stellar images — see some of the photos in the gallery above.
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