back to top

Amy Schumer And Serena Williams Just Posed Topless

Lookin' good, ladies.

So Amy Schumer, comedy kween, posed topless for the 2016 Pirelli calendar and it's pretty great.

Pirelli / Annie Leibovitz

So did tennis champ Serena Williams.

Pirelli / Annie Leibovitz

Shot by Annie Leibovitz, this year's calendar reflects a sea change from previous calendars.

Mostly because a lot of the women have clothes on. “When Pirelli approached me, they said they wanted to make a departure from the past. They suggested the idea of photographing distinguished women," said Leibovitz. "After we agreed on that, the goal was to be very straightforward. I wanted the pictures to show the women exactly as they are, with no pretense."
Pirelli / Annie Leibovitz

Mostly because a lot of the women have clothes on.

“When Pirelli approached me, they said they wanted to make a departure from the past. They suggested the idea of photographing distinguished women," said Leibovitz. "After we agreed on that, the goal was to be very straightforward. I wanted the pictures to show the women exactly as they are, with no pretense."

As a reminder, here's what the Pirelli calendar typically looks like.

Yup, lots of model butts.
Pirelli Calendar / Via melissaodabashbikiniqueen.blogspot.com

Yup, lots of model butts.

Rather than supermodels, this year's calendar includes actor Yao Chen, the first Chinese UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

It also features producer Kathleen Kennedy, the chair of Lucasfilm; art collector and patron Agnes Gund; critic and writer Fran Lebowitz; film director Ava DuVernay; blogger Tavi Gevinson; Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat; artist, musician, and performer Yoko Ono; and, yup, singer Patti Smith.
Pirelli Calendar / Annie Leibovitz

It also features producer Kathleen Kennedy, the chair of Lucasfilm; art collector and patron Agnes Gund; critic and writer Fran Lebowitz; film director Ava DuVernay; blogger Tavi Gevinson; Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat; artist, musician, and performer Yoko Ono; and, yup, singer Patti Smith.

As for Schumer's shot, said Leibovitz, "The Amy Schumer portrait added some fun. It’s as if she didn’t get the memo saying that she could keep her clothes on.”

Pirelli
Connect with As/Is