There are calendars – and then there’s the Pirelli calendar. The Italian company is well known for its sexy calendars, which feature iconic supermodels, are styled by the biggest names in fashion and shot by the best photographers in the world. Through the years, the calendar’s reputation has rocketed, featuring now-infamous photos shot by Herb Ritts (1994, with Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen in the Bahamas), Richard Avedon (1997, with Jenny Shimizu in New York), Annie Leibowitz (2001, with Laetitia Casta and Alek Wek in Rhinebeck), and Patrick Demarchelier (2005 and 2008, with, well, everyone, in Brazil and Shanghai, respectively).This year, long time veteran Steven Meisel trained his camera on the chosen recruits, styled by the ex- French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld with make-up by Pat McGrath – a runway favourite.
This year’s calendar has the most sought-after models in fashion – Gigi Hadid, Candice Huffine, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima, Raquel Zimmermann, Karen Elson, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova, Sasha Luss and Anna Ewers star in the (extremely) latex-heavy calendar, which is titled Calendar Girls 2015.The calendar also features its first plus-size model, Candice Huffman. It’s electric, sensual and sexy, and the women are naked a lot, which is why we have to say this is NSFW.