Article by Ceri Wheeldon
The Pirelli Calendar is renowned for featuring the most current beautiful young women , so the fact that this year they have taken a totally different direction – with the calendar based on who the photographer, Peter Lindbergh , considered to be the best actresses in the world – including Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright and Nicole Kidman. He wanted this calendar to be more ‘real’, more emotional.
I think he has succeeded – the black and white images of all the actresses are simple and stunning.
A positive step forward in the challenging the perception of mature beauty- or so I thought.
It seems that rather than applaud this brave marketing step, Pirelli are now being criticised for setting unrealistic expectations,...