Pirelli Calendar 2022 FIRST LOOK: Rita Ora and Grimes cover up for artsy snaps


Rita Ora, Cher and Grimes are among the stars taking centre stage in Pirelli’s 2022 calendar, after the brand ditched their raunchy history for a ‘woke’ new image.

Posing for a series of arty snaps, stars covered up in an array of stylish looks for photographer Bryan Adams, in the earliest glimpse of next year’s calendar, which will be officially unveiled in November.

Last year’s Pirelli Calendar marked a new era for the brand, stepping away from typical topless models and sexy shoots in favour of a Juliet-themed spread that saw stars such as Emma Watson and Claire Foy pose up a storm.

New lease of life: Rita Ora, Cher and Grimes are among the stars taking centre stage in Pirelli’s 2022 calendar, after the brand ditched their raunchy history for a ‘woke’ new image

One image sees Rita don a sexy white mini dress to pose in a car seat place in the middle of a Los Angeles street, while another raunchier snap sees her plunge into a bath.

However the hitmaker showcases little of her figure in the black and white image, which has been taken from behind, instead focusing on Bryan attempting to capture the moment.

Popstar Cher, 75, sports a stylish embroidered blazer and laced combat trousers as she poses alongside a mirror for her own image. 

Wow! Posing for a series of artsy snaps, stars covered up in an array of stylish looks for photographer Bryan Adams, in the earliest glimpse of next year's calendar, which will be officially unveiled in November

Wow! Posing for a series of artsy snaps, stars covered up in an array of stylish looks for photographer Bryan Adams, in the earliest glimpse of next year’s calendar, which will be officially unveiled in November

That's a bit revealing! One image sees Rita don a sexy white mini dress to pose in a car seat place in the middle of a Los Angeles street, while another raunchier snap sees her plunge into a bath

That’s a bit revealing! One image sees Rita don a sexy white mini dress to pose in a car seat place in the middle of a Los Angeles street, while another raunchier snap sees her plunge into a bath

Gorgeous: Jennifer Hudson appeared to be channelling her upcoming performance as soul icon Arethra Franklin as she dazzled in a beautiful gown

Gorgeous: Jennifer Hudson appeared to be channelling her upcoming performance as soul icon Arethra Franklin as she dazzled in a beautiful gown

Jennifer Hudson appeared to be channelling her upcoming performance as soul icon Arethra Franklin as she dazzled in a beautiful gown, while Saweetie opted for a more revealing look of a crop top and matching skirt.

Also starring in the calendar are Grimes, Normani,, Bohan Phoenix, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, and Kali Uchis.

The title of the 2022 Pirelli Calendar by Bryan Adams is ‘On The Road’ and will feature some of the greatest talents from the world of music, shot by Adams in Los Angeles and Capri.

The calendar aims to present a journey, bringing together artists of very different nationalities, musical genres, ages and professional backstories. 

Incredible: Also starring in the calendar are Grimes, Saweetie (pictured), Normani, Bohan Phoenix, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, and Kali Uchis

Incredible: Also starring in the calendar are Grimes, Saweetie (pictured), Normani, Bohan Phoenix, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, and Kali Uchis

Exploration: The title of the 2022 Pirelli Calendar by Bryan Adams is 'On The Road' and will feature some of the greatest talents from the world of music, shot by Adams in Los Angeles and Capri (Kali Uchis is pictured)

Exploration: The title of the 2022 Pirelli Calendar by Bryan Adams is ‘On The Road’ and will feature some of the greatest talents from the world of music, shot by Adams in Los Angeles and Capri (Kali Uchis is pictured)

‘On the road is where I have been for the last 45 years, because the life of a musician is made up of roads, travel, waiting in hotels, hours back stage”, explained the Canadian artist who shot the calendar in two days of intense work in Los Angeles in June, where the majority of the cast members gathered, followed by a day in Capri at the end of July.

Cher, Grimes, Jennifer Hudson, Normani, Rita Ora, Bohan Phoenix, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent and Kali Uchis were photographed in Los Angeles – in the streets of the city, the Palace Theatre and the Chateau Marmont hotel, while in Capri the photos of Saweetie were taken at the Hotel La Scalinatella.

The calendar was first released in 1964 and caused a stir when it featured full nudity for the first time nine years later.

Important: The calendar aims to present a journey, bringing together artists of very different nationalities, musical genres, ages and professional backstories (Iggy Pop is pictured)

Important: The calendar aims to present a journey, bringing together artists of very different nationalities, musical genres, ages and professional backstories (Iggy Pop is pictured)

Transformation: Last year's Pirelli Calendar marked a new era for the brand, stepping away from typical topless models and sexy shoots in favour of a Juliet-themed spread (Bohan Phoenix is pictured)

Transformation: Last year’s Pirelli Calendar marked a new era for the brand, stepping away from typical topless models and sexy shoots in favour of a Juliet-themed spread (Bohan Phoenix is pictured)

Rebrand: A calendar once synonymous with racy images has transformed itself in recent years, embracing a new image with its models posing for arty snaps (Grimes is pictured)

Rebrand: A calendar once synonymous with racy images has transformed itself in recent years, embracing a new image with its models posing for arty snaps (Grimes is pictured)

Coming soon: Pirelli did not publish its Calendar in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, but its 2022 edition will be officially presenter later this year (Normani is pictured)

Coming soon: Pirelli did not publish its Calendar in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, but its 2022 edition will be officially presenter later this year (Normani is pictured)

After 10 years out of print due to financial constraints, Pirelli returned with a bang in 1984 – sultrier and sexier than every before. 

The Italian tyre company first signaled it was changing direction with its 2017 calendars, announcing it was ‘ripping up the rule book’ and giving the hotly-anticipated calendar a new feminist overhaul. 

The spread featured Robin Wright, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, and Helen Mirren (then aged 50, 55, 70 and 71 respectively) and was hailed a triumph for its representation of older women.  

A former life: The Pirelli calendar was once synonymous with scantily-clad women, sizzling photo shoots and topless models (pictured model Catherine McNeil in a bikini for the 2010 calendar, shot by Terry Richardson)

A former life: The Pirelli calendar was once synonymous with scantily-clad women, sizzling photo shoots and topless models (pictured model Catherine McNeil in a bikini for the 2010 calendar, shot by Terry Richardson)

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