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The annual Pirelli calendar is usually very, very naked, but this year’s is quite the opposite. Instead Steve McCurry, who lensed the iconic “Portrait of a Girl with Green Eyes” National Geographic cover, photographed philanthropic models like Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, pregnant Adriana Lima, and more — all fully-clothed. A few shots from the calendar are already out, and now we’ve got a beautiful behind-the-scenes look of McCurry at work.
The relationship between Pirelli Tires and their annual calendar of naked, big-name models shot by high fashion photographers has long been a confounding one. Last year, Milla Jovovich attempted to shed some light on it by venturing that “there’s like, this kind of relationship going on between these really strong tires and these really strong women.” Which we guess is one way to look at it. This year, however, the company has switched up its calendar game big time.
And the choice of photographer might surprise you.
This was the week Karlie Kloss spoke about her Vogue Italia photos and Lindsay Lohan‘s Playboy spread leaked. This was also the week we got a double dose of Chloë Sevigny, attended some fancy parties, and saw the unveiling of the Pirelli calendar.
The fact that it’s Friday notwithstanding, why would anyone make a 20-minute long behind the scenes video? But for those of you looking to see some artfully dampened nudity (there’s an assistant tasked with wetting the models via spray bottles) or hear Milla Jovovich explain the relationship between the strength and quality of Pirelli tires and the models featured in the calendar, this video is for you!
This morning, Pirelli unveiled their much anticipated calendar for 2012, this time around shot by Mario Sorrenti, onetime boyfriend to Kate Moss and photographer of Sexy Model Pictures™. The first photos are here and, despite his best efforts, they are decidedly sexy. Take a look!
Fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti claims he didn’t want his 2012 Pirelli calendar to be overtly sexy, but we think the photos he took for it are probably going to fit that description to a tee.
The 2012 Pirelli calendar won’t be unveiled until December, but images of the racy annal have already started leaking online. Shot by Mario Sorrenti in Corsica earlier this summer, the photos leaked so consist of nude, nearly nude, and basically nude images of Lara Stone, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Saskia de Brauw, Isabeli Fontana, and actress Rinko Kikuchi (who we, personally, think was an inspired choice.)
It’s no secret that we love ourselves a vintage video around here — and half the reason we love them is the mystery! What year was it? Where is the accompanying editorial spread? Can we name every model and figure out the photographer? It’s like a super fun game of fashion trivia. But today, dear readers, we found one that stumped us. Featuring Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, and three unknown models, the clip is described as a “Rare Pirelli” video, but we’re not so sure. Can you help us out?
Gaga, gift guides, guest stars — this week was brought to you by the letter G. Other happenings of note? Naked calendars are all the rage, Kate Middleton designed an ugly necklace and the Kardashians have a 13-year-old model sister. Also, Conan really loves jeggings.
We love a good behind-the-scenes video, but so often they’re super short, super edited, and devoid of any and all conversation because of some post-production soundtrack meant to make the footage look more artsy. Enter this 24 minute long look at Karl Lagerfeld‘s shoot for the 2010 Pirelli calendar, in which the models actually talk (much to Daria Werbowy‘s detriment), wander around naked, and Lagerfeld expounds on mythology, retouching, and why he included Julianne Moore.
Speculation about what a Karl Lagerfeld-shot Pirelli calendar would look like has been going on for months now. First we learned the calendar would include boys, then we heard Natasha Poly was getting in on the action and recently word spread about the calendar’s mythology theme. Well, dear readers, now we have actual photos from the calendar to share!
This year’s iconic Pirelli calendar will break from recent tradition and add a few boys into the mix of gorgeous and more gorgeous girls.