Pirelli normally likes to showcase the gorgeous, fit, and what People called "scantily clad models" in it's calendars, but this year, they went a different direction.
Pirelli honored 13 women of “of outstanding professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment," including Serena Williams, Patti Smith, and Yoko Ono. They are stunning portraits, but 2 women remained unclothed, though, not raunchy looking. And one of them - of course, was Amy Schumer. She decided to go full on topless, with no editing of her stomach, which is naturally resting over her underwear line.
Though most people would be jarred by this - we were not, because Schumer has always been about trying to get to a place where you're comfortable with your body. Well, this photo really does say it all.
Annie Leibovitz, of course, took the photos, and explained at a press conference the significance of this year's photos, as told by People:
"When Pirelli approached me, they said they wanted to make a departure from the past. They suggested the idea of photographing distinguished women. After we agreed on that, the goal was to be very straightforward. I wanted the pictures to show the women exactly as they are, with no pretense.”
Schumer, of course, added her own love for the portrait, sharing it on Instagram, captioning it as "“Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!" You can view the photo here, NOT SAFE FOR WORK, at your own choice.
What's important to note, at least, we think, as women, is that Schumer's portrait doesn't seem to have any nipping, tucking, especially in that gut area. She accepted the release of the photo, and is proud of who she is, AS SHE IS. We could all take a page from that, sometimes.
You go, girl!
Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”