Officially unveiled in Paris earlier this week, the 44th annual Pirelli calendar, shot by Peter Lindberg is focused on inner beauty and strength.
During the launch, Lindberg explained that his aim in undertaking this edition of the calendar, which features the likes of Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet, was to capture "sensitivity and emotion." "I wanted to show women in a different way: I did this by asking actresses who have always played an important role in my life and to try and get as close to them as possible through my photos. As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to free women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. Society’s ideal of perfection is impossible to achieve,"
The subjects of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar are: 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, Zhang Ziyi plus, from the field of academia, Anastasia Ignatova, a Political Theory professor at Moscow State University.