The joke’s on us: Amy Schumer is the lone nude “model,” joking that she didn’t get the memo about this year’s calendar shift.
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
~ Pema Chödrön
She got the whole concept completely. She’s so bright. She was willing to play that role. I was worried for her, I said ‘Are you self-conscious?’ [Amy] said, ‘Are you kidding? I love my body.’
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“Patti Smith in the Pirelli 2016. Word. And Shirin Neshat + Aggie Gund. Word + word.” ~ my girlbuddies
" Perhaps clothed women will have a moment " – THE PIRELLI CALENDAR 2016 with #AgnesGund #SadieRainHopeGund Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz Production & Casting by Camilla Johnson-Hill – The Production Club #pirelli #pirellicalendar #pirellicalendar2016 #thecal #camillajohnsonhill #theproductionclub
For the first time ever, the Pirelli calendar is holding up “Sheros,” women known for their brilliance and accomplishments, not just for their 18-year-old model nudity. For all the photos, click the NY Times link above.
Every year, Italian tire company Pirelli releases a wildly NSFW calendar of basically naked models shot by a huge name. Last year, Steven Meisel gave us one of the most shocking editions yet (see it here), and in their grand tradition, Pirelli is set to shock us yet again. However, this time, the shock isn’t the NSFW factor, but its remarkably SFW nature, shot by photography legend Annie Leibovitz. She puts it quite simply: “This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward.” Based on these behind-the-scenes photos, we can’t disagree. Leibovitz further explains that she wanted to create a classic set of portraits of “women who have achieved something…” <> GQ
THE PIRELLI CALENDAR 2016 Featuring #NataliaVodianova #SerenaWilliams #PattiSmith #AmySchumer #FranLebowitz #TaviGevinson #YokoOno #ShirinNeshat #MellodyHobson #AgnesGund #SadieRainHopeGund #AvaDuVernay #KathleenKennedy #YaoChen Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz Production & Casting by Camilla Johnson-Hill – The Production Club #pirelli #pirellicalendar #pirellicalendar2016 #thecal #camillajohnsonhill #theproductionclub
Another great woman:
Beauty in your mouth?