All 12 Months of the 2016 Pirelli Calendar by Annie Leibovitz.

the 2016 Pirelli Calendar by Annie Leibovitz

The 2016 Pirelli calendar has just been unveiled and is receiving press for its departure in style from the previous calendars for which the tire company is famous. Best known for their suggestive sex appeal, the annual coveted Calendar is created for their private clients and is not produced for the mass market.

2016 Pirelli Calendar

I have blogged about Pirelli Calendars before as in the case of Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011 version and Steven Meisel’s 2015 version.

Despite the press, this is not the first “modest” version of the usually NSFW calendar: the 2013 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Steve McCurry also showed fully clothed models.

The 2016 Pirelli Calendar by Annie Leibovitz

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Photographer Annie Leibovitz

The 2016 calendar was photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz, is shot in black and white and focuses on the accomplishments of the models as opposed to on their outward appearances.

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Yao Chen photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar’s forward

The calendar includes a forward by activist and actress Yao Chen, in which she writes “Though the calendar has, on rare occasions, featured women in clothes, this is the first time there is no provocation in the posing, and the first time the attraction of the subjects is in their résumés, not their measurements.”

January:

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Natalia Vodianova, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

February:

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Kathleen Kennedy photographed by Annie Leibovitz

March:

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Agnes Gund and Sadie Rain Hope Gund photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

April:

Serena Williams
Serena Williams photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar

May:

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Fran Leibowitz photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar

June:

Mellody Hobson photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar

July:

Ava Duvernay
Ava Duvernay photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar

August:

Tavi Gevinson photographed by Annie Leibovitz

September:

 2016 Pirelli Calendar
Shirin Neshat photographed by Annie Leibovitz

October:

2016 Pirelli Calendar
Yoko Ono photographed by Annie Leibovitz

November:

Patti Smith photographed by Annie Leibovitz

December:

Amy Schumer photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Behind The Scenes Video of the shoot:

You can see some behind the scenes photos here at Pirelli.

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