Serena Williams and comedian Amy Schumer stripped down for the anticipated 2016 Pirelli calendar, a 12-month spread that is believe it or not, much more reserved than past years.
Known for featuring supermodels and their perceived killer bods, Pirelli took a different angle this year and featured people based on their achievements, not their sex appeal.
Shot in black and white by world renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz, each subject poses in a way that perfectly depicts what we know them for.
Serena, clad in a pair of black undies, shows off her muscular physique for the month of April by standing like an Egyptian sculpture, while Schumer, appears to be a little more comical in her pose; sitting in a chair slumped over while holding what appears to be a cup of coffee for the month of December.
“I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits,” Leibovitz said in a press release back in September. ” 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. 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.”
Other features include Patti Smith, Yao Chen, Tavi Gevinson and 65-year-old author, Fran Lebow.