Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Pirelli Calendar is a trade calendar published by the Pirelli company, a UK based tyre co. It has become an annual publication that dates back to 1964, famous for its limited availability because it is not sold and is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of important Pirelli customers and celebrity VIPs. The Pirelli Calendar is world's most prestigious and exclusive calendar, featuring pictures generally considered glamour shooting including artistic nudes.

It is also the 'inspiration' behind the Kingfisher Calendar concept in India

Appearance on the calendar has become a mark of distinction for models that are chosen, and over the years the supermodels and celebrities who have appeared have included Naomi Campbell, Gisele Budchen, kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez etc.

Its first time in 38 years that an Indian face (and body!) has appeared on the calendar... and who better than the gorgeous Laxmi Menon. Though the smouldering model has to share space with two other big shots, its definitely a good beginning!

The Italian tiremaker tapped famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to create the 38th edition of its limited-edition calendar with Greek-themed "Mythology." 36 photos depicting Greek gods, heroes and myths are immaculately conceptualised by Lagerfeld. Appearing are an international group of models: 15 women, five men and Lagerfeld's friend and actress Julianne Moore as Hera, the wife of god of gods Zeus.

On the launch Karl Lagefeld was heard saying that he produced “the visual version of Homer. I did with my camera what he did with his pen, although we understand that he probably didn't use a pen.”

Brad Kroenig as Zeus

Julianne Moore as Hera

Heidi Mount as Aurora

Freja Beha Erichsen as Apollo

Elisa Sednaoui as Flora

Anja Rubik as Hermes

Bianca Balti, Erin Wasson and Lakshmi Menon as Bacchante

Erin Wasson as Ajax

Daria Werbowy as Artemis

Jeneil Williams as Hades

So, who else do you think should have been featured here?

Much Love,


A Lot Like Fashion said...

I remember reading about it..but I haven't seen the pictures :)

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wobblinbetty said...

omg this post is so amazing!! love all the images!
and also your new blog layout is uber cool!!!!
kisses xxx

Spardha Malik said...

Hi betty,
My blg's been dormant for months.. this is my way of making up to it :)

Eden said...

ahh saw the calendar 2 dys ago ang gosh they are all so beautiful!:))

Spardha Malik said...

Karl is very clear with his vision!\I wish I was one of the VIPs recieving the calendar!.