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The 2017 Pirelli Calendar features gorgeous natural photos of Hollywood faves

Photographer Peter Lindbergh wanted to showcase greats like Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong'o — without retouching them.

The 2017 Pirelli calendar has landed — and the Italian tire company is doubling down on its move to celebrate women’s personal achievements, not just their physical beauty.

Launched on Tuesday in Paris, the calendar features A-list Hollywood actresses including Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling and Julianne Moore. Photographer Peter Lindbergh chose these women — including many in their forties and fifties — because they “stand up for something.” He also wanted zero airbrushing, according to Vogue. The aesthetic mirrors the 2016 edition, which featured Annie Leibovitz portraits of comedian Amy Schumer and tennis superstar Serena Williams, marking a departure from the nearly-nude-girls-draped-over-sportscars approach the company’s taken since 1964.

This year’s calendar scans as a bit of a mea culpa from the man often credited with the creation of the supermodel. “As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to free women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection,” Lindbergh said at a press conference.”Society’s ideal of perfection is impossible to achieve.”

Here’s a sneak peek of the 2017 calendar:

Julianne Moore Pirelli

Julianne Moore. Photo, Peter Lindbergh/Pirelli Calendar.

Uma Thurman Pirelli

Uma Thurman. Photo, Peter Lindbergh/Pirelli.

Robin Wright Pirelli

Robin Wright. Photo, Peter Lindbergh/Pirelli.


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