Hey there Pretty Birds,
The Pirelli Calendar 2015 was unveiled last week in Milan’s HangarBicocca, a former Pirelli factory turned contemporary-art gallery. Needless to say, the high-glam gala event was packed with celebrities, VIPS and designers (and the setting a sci-fi vision: a fleet of illuminated aircraft whizzing around the space opened the evening).
This edition, the 42nd running, was photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld, with make-up by Pat McGrath. The theme, “Latex!”, is sexy, provocative and very Carine. For the shoot, Meisel’s idea was simply to pick his favorite models and create iconic images of them. Super models Carolyn Murphy, newcomer Gigi Hadid, as well as Anna Ewers, Joan Smalls and Isabeli Fontana, are photographed clad in latex corsets and shiny thigh-highs. An edition which also features a super size model for the first time: we’re talking about size-16 model Candice Huffine, who Meisel had already shot for a “curvy” cover of Vogue Italia back in 2011.
The calendar, which has a very exclusive and limited distribution and was started in 1964, has featured some of the most prominent stars. Supermodels like Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Carolyn Murphy, photographed by Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber and Mario Sorrenti.
Here’s the gallery of the high-voltage sexy images from next year’s calendar. Enjoy!
All photos are courtesy of Vogue.co.uk, except for April – Candice Huffine, courtesy of style.com
Margherita Calabi and Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.