Once again, Pirelli has surprised us with the cast of its upcoming calendar as it continues to move away from the nude-supermodel aesthetic it was known for. This year's cast was a mix of inspiring women from a wide range of professions, from Tavi Gevinson to Serena Williams. And for 2017, as Pirelli announced Sunday, the cast comprises some of the most famous, talented and celebrated actresses of our time: Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Helen Mirren, Zhang Ziyi and Anastacia Ignatova — who isn't an actress, but rather a professor at Moscow State University (she's credited as a "special guest").
Peter Lindbergh shot this intimidating, gorgeous group of ladies over a period of four weeks in May and June of this year across five locations: Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Le Touquet (North of France) and New York. This marks his third time shooting the calendar. Odile Gilbert took care of hair; Stephane Marais did makeup; and Julia Von Boehm styled each shoot.
So far, we only have a few behind-the-scenes images, which you can browse below (there's also some fun stuff on Pirelli's website). Stay tuned for more.