Renowned photographer, Peter Lindbergh has finally released the annual Perelli Calendar images and it is even better than we could have ever imagined.

Lindbergh, who is the first photographer to shoot the calendar three times, chooses to ignore the phenomenon of celebrity youth and perfection, and his 2017 calendar stars actresses such as Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Léa Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, and Zhang Ziyi.

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The collection is entitled “Emotional”and features shots of 14 different award-winning actresses shot in black and white with minimal make-up.

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Speaking at a press conference this morning, Lindbherg said, “Beauty speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself, and your very own sensibility–that’s my definition of a woman today,” adding, “That’s the goal of the calendar–to the show the woman. And not this stretched, manipulated, emptied [person] you see in the magazines today.”

The Perelli calendar used to be well known for it’s sexually explicit – and nude – images but has taken a different approach in recent years. Last year, Annie Lebowitz shot the calendar and it was pretty feckin’ amazing. Check out some of the images right here.

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Much like in previous years, the calendar is only available to Pirelli’s top clients (devo!)

images – elle.com

 

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