You know you want it, but you can't have it. It's the Pirelli Calendar, the annual artistic, highly coveted nude photo collection of some of the most beautiful women in the world, which has just released its 2012 edition.
Saskia de Brauw / Mario Sorrenti
This year Pirelli, a multinational Italian tire company, tapped fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti to be the first Italian to shoot the images. Sorrenti selected ex-girlfriend Kate Moss, Guinevere Can Seenus, Malgosia, Edita Vilkeviciute, Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Lara Stone, Rinko Kikuchi, Milla Jovovich, Margareth Made, and Joan Smalls to be his muses.
"The images in the calendar are the culmination of my creative energy trying to materialize the emotion shared by me and the subject, respecting their beauty; their nature and our integral presence in the universe," said Sorrenti in a statement.
Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, Richard Avedon, and Herb Ritts are among the superstar photographers who have had the privilege of shooting past editions of the calendar, while Sophia Loren, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Giselle Bündchen are just a few of the beauties who bared their bodies over its 39-year history.
Sadly, the calendar is not available on the retail market; it is only sent to the likes of Buckingham Palace, the Vatican, special clients, and a select few VIPs.
-Ann Binlot, ARTINFO
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