2016 Pirelli Calendar: This Year’s Calendar Features Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, and Yao Chen.
The annual Pirelli Calendar is known for a few things: High profile models, elite photographers, and sex appeal. What the calendar isn’t known so much for is diversity. We were prompted that this could be changing as the brand announced the theme for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar earlier this year: Women of all ages and achievements, looking like their strong selves. The Italian auto maker held true to their notion of delivering an inclusive, more culturally relevant calendar and even we were surprised by how much so.Photographed by famed photographer to the stars, Annie Liebovitz, the 2016 calendar features a few familiar, but unexpected faces. The cast for this year’s Pirelli Calendar include: Tennis icon Serena Williams, break out comedian Amy Schumer, International Social Media Maven and the first Asian Woman to be included in the calendar Yao Chen, and a host of other influential women who have made names from themselves and in some way created a path for those to come after them.
Captured in a series of beautifully natural images, Annie Liebovitz brings the personalities of each one of this year’s stars to the forefront of the calendar. Utilizing her signature raw au natural style and Lebovitz offersÂ us glimpseÂ into the soul’s of each one of this year’s cast. Shot in moody black and white, each photo is cover worthy in itself, representing something much more powerful than a single individual, it represents change.
Take a First Look at the 2016 Pirelli Calendar Below !
Yao Chen (foreword)
Agnes Gund and Daughter Sadie Rain Hope Gund (march)
Serena Williams (April)
Tavi Gevinson (august)
Patti Smith (november)
Amy Schumer (december)
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