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Iconic Pirelli Calendar Strays From Tradition

This year’s Pirelli Calendar strays from its tradition of using models and focuses on women influencing today’s world.

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Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot the iconic Pirelli calendar.

This year’s Pirelli Calendar strays from its tradition of using models and focuses on women influencing today’s world. The 2016 calendar was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and features intimate portraits of 13 women who each impact the world in different ways.

“I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits,” Leibovitz said. “I thought that the women should look strong but natural and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio. 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.”

This year’s calendar models include Natalia Vodianova, Kathleen Kennedy, Yao Chen, Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Mellody Hobson, Fran Lebowitz, Ava Duvernay, Agnes Gund, Patti Smith, Amy Schumer, Shrin Neshat and Tavi Gevinson.

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The 2016 calendar will be presented Nov. 30 at the Roundhouse in London. The calendar, behind the scenes and interviews will be hosted in a dedicated digital space on pirelli.com.

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