Pirelli 2017 is designed to show “true beauty” Actresses of different ages.
A year later after a controversial restart once erotic Pirelli calendar, the authors refused the new concept Pirelli 2017 is designed to show “true beauty” Actresses of different ages and not retouched photographs of models.
Nicole Kidman. Photo: Pirelli
Pirelli 2017 over worked German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. He continued the concept of its predecessor, Annie Leibovitz, removing calendar exclusively black-and-white pictures. The new issue presented at a special event in Paris, was entitled as “Emotional”.
Alicia Vikander and Peter Lindbergh. Photo: Pirelli
However, if Pirelli 2016 was attended by prominent women from various professions, the authors Pirelli 2017 was limited to fourteen Actresses, including Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore and Robin Wright.
Penelope Cruz. Photo: Pirelli
The youngest participant, Alicia Vikander, 28 years old, and the oldest, Helen Mirren, 71. In addition to the Actresses for their calendar as a “special guest” starred lecturer MGIMO Anastasia Ignatova — stepdaughter of the head of “Russian technologies” Chemezov.
“Anastasia and I met at a dinner at the [Executive Director Pirelli] Amit Narayan, founder & when we discussed the idea of the calendar. And I liked her, she is very beautiful. And I said that if I do the calendar, it will be included in it, because I am very curious person,” says photographer Peter Lindbergh. According to Lindbergh, he had to uphold his promise to include Ignatov after it became known that in 2017 Pirelli should only be Actresses.
According to Lindberg, stood in front of him to photograph “not the perfect body, and the sensitivity and emotions, the opening of the soul depicted in the photographs women showing their not so many naked, how many naked”.
“As an artist I feel a responsibility to free women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. Established by the society of ideals impossible to achieve,” says Peter Lindbergh.
Jessica Chastain. Photo: Pirelli
Juliana Moore. Photo: Pirelli
Robin Wright. Photo: Pirelli
Uma Thurman. Photo: Pirelli
Kate Winslet. Photo: Pirelli
Rooney Mara. Photo: Pirelli
Zhang Ziyi. Photo: Pirelli
Alicia Vikander. Photo: Pirelli
The Pirelli calendar is published annually for over 50 years and distributed in a limited edition among friends and partners of the company, however, in 2015, he first radically changed his concept: the authors sharply declined from sexy images of models for deprived retouching “influential women”. The initiative has come under heavy criticism from users of the network.
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