Strong women in Pirelli Calendar 2016


The Pirelli calender 2016 is a totally different one…


The 43rd edition of the Pirelli calender 2016 was created by one of the most celebrated American photographers and portraitists, Annie Leibovitz, who shot the work last July in her New York studio.

In this calendar a great diversity: the women are of different ages and backgrounds and have different kinds of careers. No sexism (what we are used to be by this calendar), but feminism… strong power women in this calendar! I am proud to be a woman!

The 2016 Pirelli Calendar features 13 women of outstanding professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment:
1. actress Yao Chen, the first Chinese UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
2. Russian top model Natalia Vodianova, founder of the charity Naked Heart Russia
3. producer Kathleen Kennedy, the Chairperson of Lucasfilm and one of the most influential figures in Hollywood
4. art collector and patroness Agnes Gund (with her granddaughter Sadie Rain Hope-Gund) President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
5. tennis player Serena Williams, number one in the world
6. opinion leader, critic and writer Fran Lebowitz the President of Ariel Investments
7. Mellody Hobson, who supports charity projects in Chicago
8. film director Ava DuVernay, whose films include Selma, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2015
9. blogger Tavi Gevinson, founder of Style Rookie and online magazine Rookie
10. Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat
11. artist, musician and performer Yoko Ono
12. singer Patti Smith, one of the top rock stars of all time
13. actress and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer

The result:




I always love the backstage pictures..