Monday 26 September 2016

Hollywood's finest pose in 2017 Pirelli calendar with emphasis on ability

Published 28/08/2016 | 17:11

Dame Helen Mirren is among those to pose
Dame Helen Mirren is among those to pose

Kate Winslet and Dame Helen Mirren are among the stars who have posed for Pirelli's 2017 calendar.

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The line-up unveiled by the Italian tyre brand looks like the ultimate Oscar red carpet, with Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong'o and Penelope Cruz among the subjects.

Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi and Charlotte Rampling have also posed for the prestigious calendar.

At 27, Alicia Vikander is the youngest star to take part. Dame Helen is the oldest at 71.

The photos were taken by German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who also shot Pirelli's trade calendar in 1996 and 2002.

Lindbergh has been influential in shifting its concept from titillation toward a more cerebral sex appeal.

This calendar features more character, less skin.

He told Vogue that his visual theme is "that talent is more important than a great body".

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