Showing some skin! Amy Schumer decided to strip down for the annual Pirelli calendar — a collection of typically steamy pinup images, put together by Italy-based vehicle and tire manufacturer Pirelli — shot by famous shutterbug Annie Leibovitz.
In the photographs, the Inside Amy Schumer star, 34, is bare-naked except for a pair of mesh panties, and holds a cup of coffee out, censoring her chest. She faces the camera directly and confidently.
To prove that point, Schumer said, “I’ve never felt more beautiful,” in a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.
Leibovitz, whose iconic images include John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Rolling Stone cover in 1980 and Miley Cyrus‘ controversial Vanity Fair images in 2008, said that the coffee prop wasn’t intentional. In fact, the Trainwreck actress simply reached for it in between takes. But when Schumer picked up the cup, the photographer said it just felt “real.”
The blonde comedienne wasn’t the only star to strip down for the calendar. Serena Williams also posed sans top in the images, showcasing her athletic stature.
Leibovitz’s 2016 calendar is drastically different than the Pirelli calendars of old, which featured topless supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Gisele Bundchen. This year, the collection focused on women’s achievements, and included notables like 77-year-old Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, and 65-year-old author Fran Lebowitz (both were fully clothed), in addition to Schumer and Williams.
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