“It’s a choice and we’re allowed to have those choices, and that’s a very important conversation for the next generation, for women and little girls,” Nicole expressed (via THR). “There’s an undoubtedly regressive current towards women and minorities going in a negative direction and then there’s a positive — let’s call it a jet stream — of fast-moving, hot water that we need to fuel moving in the loving direction towards all people. This is a loving gesture coming from Peter from seeing women as real people.”
Last night (November 29), Nicole and Helen put on their best to attend the 2017 Pirelli Calendar Gran Gala alongside Charlotte Rampling, Uma Thurman, Helen‘s hubby Taylor Hackford and Peter Lindberg himself at La Cite Du Cinema in Saint-Denis in Paris, France.
“In a way our eyes need to become readjusted, because we’re so used to these spectacularly enhanced digital images and here we’re saying, ‘No let’s go back to a portrait of humanity,” Helen added. “It undoubtedly represents a culture shift.”
2017 Pirelli Calendar Unveiled
FYI: Nicole is wearing a Giorgio Armani Privé gown.
Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and Helen Mirren get together for a photograph while attending the 2017 Pirelli Calendar Launch held at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on Tuesday (November 29) in Paris, France.
The three ladies, all dressed in black, were joined at the event by chief executive officer of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti-Provera, and photographer Peter Lindberg, the only photographer to have been asked to produce the Pirelli Calendar for the third time.
“In a time when women are represented in the media and everywhere else, as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests, a beauty which speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself and your own private sensibility…” Peter said. “My aim was to portray women in a different way, and I did it by calling in actresses who’ve played an important role in my life, getting as close as possible to them to take my photos. As an artist, I feel I’m responsible for freeing women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can’t be attained.”