Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

pirelli calendar

This formerly "erotic" calendar is getting praise for celebrating strong women

The Pirelli calendar is better known for risqué shots.

THE PIRELLI CALENDAR has become known for featuring some of the world’s most desired women in an array of provocative poses.

Usually, models look like this:

PastedImage-11139 Pirelli Pirelli

This year, however, the calendar has, in the words of its photographer Annie Liebovitz done “something completely different”.

The 2016 version of the once erotic calendar features Amy Schumer and Serena Williams:

As well as Yoko Ono:

Other months feature Patti Smith, Fran Lebowitz, Tavi Gevinson, and Natalia Vodianova.

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.”

The decision has gone down well with online commentators.

 

The tyre manufacturer has produced a video on the making of the calendar here.

Read: Amy Schumer looks phenomenal in the nip for next year’s Pirelli calendar

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
43
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.