LONDON – It’s no more nudes for the famous Pirelli calendar – this year, at least, with photographer Annie Leibovitz at the helm.
Instead of using famous models in skimpy outfits, or no outfits at all, Leibovitz has chosen high-octane professional women and photographed them for the most part fully clothed.
The exceptions are comedian Amy Schumer and tennis champ Serena Williams, who are photographed in underwear bottoms.
The calendar unveiled Monday also includes portraits of singer Patti Smith, artist Yoko Ono, film mogul Kathleen Kennedy, director Ava DuVernay and others who have achieved great success.
Leibovitz said Pirelli gave her the freedom she needed to pursue a different type of calendar.
“I still can’t believe the women who agreed to do it did it,” Leibovitz said.