Annie Leibovitz was hired to give a new beginning to the famous naked women calendar. Like Batman Begins, this year, it’s Pirelly begins.

The photographer hired famous women to pose for her, and it’s not exactly what you expect from the highly popular calendar.

« I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits. I thought that the women should look strong but natural, and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio,” Leibovitz said. “This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward », she added.

Below, Amy Schumer (left) and Serena Williams (right)

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