The Pirelli Calender: The 50th anniversary supermodel edition

What do you get when you line up a bevy of super beauties? Why, a Pirelli calendar, of course! You’ll never tyre (pardon the pun) of looking at these girls!

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HERE’S a sneak peek at the preview shots for the 50th anniversary of the worlds most famous calendar, the Pirelli Calendar.

And to celebrate the 2014 series, the Italian tyre brand has summoned the services of some of the world’s biggest supermodels.

Shot in New York by legendary snappers Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh, both of whom appear in the pictures above, the 2014 calendar will feature an all-star cast – Alek Wek, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fontana and Karolina Kurkova. However, the photographer for the real calendar shoot is yet to be revealed.

The preview shots have a more subtle sexuality than in previous editions with the models clad in simple men’s T-shirts, classic white shirts, black jumpers, lingerie and Christian Louboutins!

In previous years calendars have featured nudity bordering on the graphic. Others have shown models fully clothed in Brazil and heavily pregnant, while other models have posed with rare animals and strange insects. Celebrity snappers have included Mario Testino, Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld.

Pirelli first launched the calendar in 1964 as a cheeky marketing ploy and today it is arguably better known than the tyre brand.

Only 20,00 calendars are produced each year and they will be launched in November.

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Whats your favourite picture? Who’s your favourite model? Can you remember any of the calendars in the past 50 years? Would love to hear from you. Ever stylishly yours …

 *Pictures: Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh. Source: supplied

 

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