The Pirelli calendar is fashion world shorthand for the annual photo collection featuring the year’s buzziest models (Gisele! Kate! Naomi!) wearing as little clothing as possible.
Well, make that was: For its 2016 edition, the Italian tire company tapped renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz to shoot and direct a cast of strong and intelligent women like Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, and Tavi Gevinson, Elle.com reports.
And instead of covering up their bodies or featuring just their faces, the calendar celebrates their sex appeal, signifying a cultural shift towards the belief that, yes, women with brains and athleticism can be sexy (gasp!).
But then, we didn’t need a calendar to tell us that. —Jamie McKillop
That’s not the only way people are subverting stereotypes; this instructor is redefining what it means to have a ‘Pilates body.’