The Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary Gala: Models! Gowns! Angelina Leg!

None of the 17 gazillion model-slashes who heated up the Pirelli Calendar 50th anniversary celebration Thursday are actually featured in the 2013 edition, but judging by all the glistening limbs on display, you’d never know they feel bad about being passed over for file photos. (Helmut Newton file photos — but still.)

While we’re on the topic of mature ladies outperforming their much-younger counterparts, 79-year-old Sophia Loren more than held her own against whippersnappers six decades her junior. A wispy-haired Bianca Balti tried to age herself with high-necked, puffed-sleeve Dolce & Gabbana, but her Italian symmetry counteracted any possible matronliness. Alek Wek and Carmen Kass also picked Grown-up Gowns while Karolina Kurkova demonstrated youthful irreverence in a shorts tuxedo and punk-y eye makeup.

Age is truly just a number/a state of mind, as shown by all the faces new and newer below:

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