It's usually a 12-month mix of sexiness and artistry, but this year, the Pirelli calendar is being revamped with a new class of inspirational women photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
The 13 women are: Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams, Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Fran Lebowitz, Patti Smith, Natalia Vodianova, Kathleen Kennedy, Yao Chen, Mellody Hobson, Ava DuVernay, Agnes Gund and Shirin Neshat.
"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. 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." - Leibovitz
The 43rd edition of the Pirelli calendar will be presented in London on Nov. 30