Amy Schumer, Serena Williams Strip Down in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
2015 is officially almost over. The sign? Fashion's most naked — and exclusive — calendar, produced by Pirelli, has been released. And, as previously reported, the 43rd edition for 2016 is probably the least naked iteration of the famously NSFW calendar.
This year’s was shot by famed photog Annie Leibovitz, who in a bit of a departure chose 13 models who she mostly photographed fully clothed. Last year’s calendar was fetish-themed and had models covered in latex; this time the lenswoman made a classic set of portraits of strong, distinguished women, in black and white.
But while the majority of participants are wearing full ensembles, Amy Schumer's pictured almost completely in the buff, holding a coffee while wearing only underwear and stilettos. According to Leibovitz, this was done to add some fun to the comedienne’s portrait. "It’s as if she didn’t get the memo saying she should keep her clothes on," said the photographer.
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Only a few portraits have been revealed, Serena Williams’ among them. In hers, she’s nude except for black briefs, and is showing off her impressive musculature while lunging away from the camera. Meanwhile, Patti Smith looks authentically herself, in a black vest, jeans, lace-up boots and hair flowing. Since the calendar is not for sale we’ll cross our fingers a few more images get leaked.