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Pirelli launches covered-up 2017 calendar with top actresses

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/29/2016
Photographer Peter Lindbergh, left, shows his phone to Nicole Kidman, center, and Uma Thurman during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) © The Associated Press Photographer Peter Lindbergh, left, shows his phone to Nicole Kidman, center, and Uma Thurman during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — Pirelli has unveiled the 2017 edition of its famed calendar which sees photographer Peter Lindbergh move beyond snaps of semi-nude models and set his lens on Hollywood.

Photographer Peter Lindbergh, right, kisses actress Helen Mirren, left, as Uma Thurman looks on during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) © The Associated Press Photographer Peter Lindbergh, right, kisses actress Helen Mirren, left, as Uma Thurman looks on during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The calendar, entitled "Emotional" and launched in Paris on Tuesday, stars 14 Oscar-winning actresses featured in close up in black and white images and in mainly clothed poses.

Photographer Peter Lindbergh, Nicole Kidman, CEO Pirelli Group Marco Tronchetti Provera, Uma Thurman and Helen Mirren, from left to right, pose during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) © The Associated Press Photographer Peter Lindbergh, Nicole Kidman, CEO Pirelli Group Marco Tronchetti Provera, Uma Thurman and Helen Mirren, from left to right, pose during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

It's a dramatic move away from decades of risque shots that made the calendar produced by the Italian tire manufacturer one of the most recognizable in the world.

Uma Thurman poses during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Francois Mori) © The Associated Press Uma Thurman poses during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar by Peter Lindbergh in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

A roll call of A-listers including Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Nicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain all agreed to go near-makeup-free for the grown-up shoots.

Photographer Peter Lindbergh and Nicole Kidman pose during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Photographer Peter Lindbergh and Nicole Kidman pose during a photocall to unveil the Pirelli 2017 calendar in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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