The 43rd edition of the Pirelli calendar, a.k.a. fashion’s sexiest calendar, was released Monday. This year’s concept is “distinguished women,” as photographer Annie Leibovitz described them in a press release, and they’re mostly clothed — unlike the majority of subjects in Pirelli-calendar history.
The 13 models include Serena Williams, Natalia Vodianova, Kathleen Kennedy, Agnes Gund (with her granddaughter Sadie Rain Hope-Gund), Fran Lebowitz, Mellody Hobson, Ava DuVernay, Tavi Gevinson, Shirin Neshat, Yao Chen, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Amy Schumer.
Despite the emphasis on non-nude portraiture this year, Schumer’s picture shows her drinking a latte in her underwear. Leibovitz explained in the press release, “I’m a great admirer of comediennes. 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.” Har-har?
Even if you want a copy of Schumer’s Starbucks study, you’re out of luck. The Pirelli calendar is not available for sale; instead, it’s distributed in secret to undisclosed recipients. But you can click through the slideshow to see the images of Schumer, Williams, Chen, and Smith.