Some of the most talented Hollywood women are set to appear in the 44th annual edition of the Pirelli calendar.
The 2017 set will feature A-list actresses with a very different range of longevity in cinema. We will be able to witness the maturity and expertise incarnated in the beauty of seasoned icons such as Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore and Helen Mirren, while the sparkling charm of the new faces will delight the young audiences with the addition of Alicia Vikander, the latest woman to be called as ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ in the Academy Awards, and fellow Hollywood heroines like Lea Seydoux, Lupita Nyong’o and Rooney Mara. The calendar will also portray Penelope Cruz and Zhang Ziyi underlining the international perspective of the publication, that also celebrates women from the field of academia: Anastassia Ignatova, a Moscow State University professor in the field of political theory, also made the cut.
Peter Lindberg, the renown 72 year old polish photographer, was appointed for the job following the footsteps of the best paid fashion photographer in the world: Annie Leibovitz, who as Lindberg, shot her respective edition with almost 50 years of experience behind the lens. This year approach for the artist consisted of capturing the sensitivity of the actresses while still striking a nerve, offering a mixture of power and grace vastly favored in modern-day photography. The createur stated: “I wanted to show women in a different way: I did this by asking actresses who have always played an important role in my life and to try and get as close to them as possible through my photos. As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to free women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. Society’s ideal of perfection is impossible to achieve.” A concept that is beyond clear when we take a closer look to the beautiful behind-the-scenes footage provided by Pirelli:
With such speech in mind, the official launch highlights the concept of inner beauty flowing trough sensible power and subtextual strength; which makes us capable to judge this book by its cover and find that the women involved are captivating in and out.
The calendar is currently available at pirellicalendar.com
Sources: sm/cm – Relaxnews | pirrellicalendar.com