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Uma Thurman © Pirelli/Peter Lindbergh
Uma Thurman © Pirelli/Peter Lindbergh
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The 2017 Pirelli Calendar Is Make-Up Free And Fabulous

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 15 December 2016
The Pirelli calendar, “The Cal”, has been causing a stir every year since it was launched in 1964. Having always channeled the zeitgeist, it’s no surprise that this year’s calendar, shot by German photographer Peter Lindbergh, embraces the most talked about trend: realness.

Featuring major names such as Robin Wright, Uma Thurman and Helen Mirren, the Pirelli Calendar 2017 fully challenges the status quo, rebuking the idea of polished perfection in favour on un-photoshopped women, many of whom are aged 40 or above. True to Lindbergh’s signature style, the calendar was shot in black and white. Within the pages, some of the world’s most famous actresses pose candidly, providing a welcome contrast to their usual stylised appearance on magazine covers.

The move follows on from last year’s calendar, shot by Annie Leibowitz, which featured the likes of Amy Schumer and Serena Williams. For this year, the authentic, no-frills approach follows on from a ‘Real’ issue by British Vogue and the establishment of the #nomakeup selfie by all famous celebrities. It seems that fashion might just be ready to stop peddling fantasy and embrace the magic of realism instead.

“The Pirelli calendar reflects our Group’s industrial tradition: pioneering innovation to stay ahead of the game. This is the philosophy that has taken Pirelli to the forefront of the industry globally.” said Marco Tronchetti Provera, CEO of Pirelli.

The annual hype is in part thanks to the fact that the calendar is only circulated to select clients, meaning that you’ll have to be satisfied with these sneak peaks below.

Ума Турман без фотошопа и любой ретуши специально для календаря Pirelli. Впечатляет👁Уже в четвертый раз автором календаря Pirelli стал знаменитый немецкий фотограф Питер Линдберг. В его объектив попали голливудские актрисы Кейт Уинслет, Пенелопа Круз, Алисия Викандер, Хелен Миррен, Джулианн Мур, Руни Мара, Джессика Честейн, Шарлотта Рэмплинг, Люпита Нионго, Леа Сейду, Робин Райт и Чжан Цзыи. Из ряда этих кинодив выбивается разве что преподаватель МГИМО Анастасия Игнатова, которая тоже приняла участие в съемке. Сегодня в сети наконец появились первые черно-белые кадры – на них Ума Турман, Николь Кидман, Робин Райт и Джулианна Мур предстали в своей естественной красоте без капли ретуши, и выглядят они при этом прекрасно. #fashion #art #photo #photography #pirelli #calendar #umaturman #cute #seartby #minsk #belarus #стиль #мода

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