The Pirelli Calendar for 2017 will follow the long tradition established back in 1963 of being a limited availability calendar that has been in. Everyone knows how exclusivity breeds popularity, but this is not the only attribution to success, especially for a calendar. A huge portion of the success is attributed to the subjects of the calendar, which have to be enchanting enough to garner support and want for the calendar, as it will be how we measure the time of an upcoming year.
Not only are the subjects of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar relevant and sought after, they are beautifully represented in a way that is rarely seen and hopefully indicative of the direction photos will take for the 2017 calendar year.
For the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, the featured faces are those of consummate and well-loved professionals in the purest state possible in a world full of faux images that are heavily edited to create illusions of grandeur. The subjects are un-retouched, giving the photos an intimate and nearly tangibly real quality that has been lacking in the media lately.
The images are the reality people have been craving as they are so unreliably shown to us that our perceptions are extremely skewed. A few of the names included are Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moor, Uma Thurman and Penelope Cruz. The calendar subjects’ pictures were taken by photographer Peter Lindbergh, who made certain each and every photo addresses something deeper than what we usually see in these women’s photos.
The Pirelli Calendar has had a few different updates to it over the last half century but has always been known as a symbol of exclusivity and typically female supermodels posing in some form of interestingly lit or revealed nudes. While the aspect of the artfully presented nudes is not anything different, the style still speaks of ‘more’. More depth, more interest, more politics even than before.
In a time where retouching has led to models being shown with no knees or elbows and unrealistic body dimensions and skin, the 2017 Pirelli Calendar is intent to be the exclusive gift that people want even more than they have before. While the models in this upcoming year’s Pirelli Calendar are actresses this time, they are still hailed as some of the best in their field.
Though there is no fashion on display in the photos per say, there is a feel to each of the released photos that draws you in to examine much more than just the actresses modeling for the calendar. The focus is on them, of course, but the beauty and style shown by each of these icons transcends the lens.
The 2017 Pirelli Calendar will continue to be everything a calendar should be, just with a feel of ‘more’, and the continued air of exclusivity will permeate its sought after pages.
Photos courtesy of Pirelli Calendar