“The Pirelli Calendar is a trade calendar published by the Pirelli company’s UK subsidiary. It has become an annual publication that dates to 1963. The calendar is known for its limited availability, as it is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of Pirelli customers and celebrities. Publication was discontinued after the 1974 issue as an economising cut-back in response to the world recession from the oil shock. It was resurrected 10 years later and has been published regularly since then.” Wikipedia
Portrait photographer Annie Leibowitz has given the Pirelli calendar a new meaning. Annie chose bold over beautiful and empowerment over entertainment. The calendar features 12 women who have left a mark in the fields of their work and who continue to inspire innumerable women around the world.