Amy Schumer undresses for success in new Pirelli Calendar
Amy Schumer heats up November in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar, shot by iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Comedienne Amy Schumer is baring just about all – including her soul – in the latest edition of the prestigious Pirelli calendar.
Wearing only panties and a pair of high heels and a coffee cup as an accessory, Miss December flaunted her au naturale look for photographer Annie Leibovitz, the curator of the 2016 Pirelli Calendar.
Unlike Leibovitz’s 2000 calendar theme for the tire company, though, it wasn’t supposed to be a nude shoot.
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“It’s as if she didn’t get the memo saying that she could keep her clothes on,” Leibovitz said in a statement.
Instead, the iconic photographer’s vision was to shoot 13 “women of outstanding professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment” simply and tastefully in her New York City studio.
… while ‘Because the Night’ singer Patti Smith graces the month of November.
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Chinese UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yao Chen is the model for the forward of the calendar.
Amid a high profile band of subjects that also included tennis star Serena Williams, “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy, Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, rock icon Patti Smith and Chinese UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yao Chen, Schumer stands out.
“She got the whole concept completely. She’s so bright,” Leibovitz told Marie Claire Magazine. “She was willing to play that role. I was worried for her, I said ‘Are you self-conscious?’ (Amy) said, ‘Are you kidding? I love my body.'”
Schumer herself isn’t shy about the untouched, unphotoshopped portrait — which quickly became a sensation on social media.
“Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman,” the 34-year-old “Trainwreck” star tweeted Monday. “Thank you @annieleibovitz”
Williams, the best women’s tennis player in the world, also served up an eye-opening April portrait by going topless.
The 43rd edition of the cultural staple also includes “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, Yoko Ono, online magazine founder Tavi Gevinson, art collector Agnes Gund, author Fran Lebowitz, investor Melody Hobson, and Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat.