A year ago, the annual Pirelli calendar showed sexy models in black thigh-highs and corsets. For 2016, “The Cal” has Amy Schumer and feminist role models. But Schumer gets the most exposure.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz was quoted in the London Telegraph on the shoot: “It was as if [Schumer] didn’t get the memo [about staying clothed], but if you look at her, that was a true moment; she actually picked up the cup of coffee and started drinking it. That was her coffee, and I said, ‘That’s it!’”
In a Vogue story, Leibovitz said: “Perhaps clothed women are going to have a moment.”
“The idea behind the new calendar was to showcase women of all fields and celebrate them for their power, poise, and accomplishments — rather than their naked forms. Included in the portrait series are Fran Lebowitz, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Yao Chen, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Kennedy and Natalia Vodianova.”
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) November 30, 2015
— Steven Miller (@Stefanonyc212) November 30, 2015
— The Cut (@TheCut) November 30, 2015