Pirelli celebrates 50th anniversary with world's supermodels
The Italian tyre manufacturer gathered six of the world's top models and two renowned fashion photographers for celebration photoshoot
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She's Content Producer and online fashion writer. In the past, she's worked in different areas across the website, including editor of mobile app Independent Plus.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
The world's top models, including Victoria's Secret Angels Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio, pose together for Pirelli Calendar's 50th anniversary.
To celebrate 50 years of success, the Italian tyre manufacturer praises the world’s supermodels, exposing them in a sexy, yet discreet photoshoot by renowned fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh.
The aesthetically-pleasing beauties are seen in three different looks: wearing black corsets, black oversized jumpers as well as men white shirts, while standing on their naked feet and Louboutin black stilettos respectively. Smokey make-up embraces the shoot of black outfits, while natural fresh faces embrace the white and clean group photos.
Other stars to appear in the anniversary edition are Helena Christensen, Alek Wek, Karolina Kurkova and Isabeli Fontana. The gang pose up-close to one another in a pared-down group shot, showing the models unusually covered, which feels a move away from the nudity for which the calendar had become famous.
The 50th anniversary Pirelli calendar features (from left) Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Karolina Kurkova, Alek Wek, Miranda Kerr and Isabeli Fontana
For the exclusive anniversary, Pirelli went for a simple shoot gathering six of Pirelli's biggest advocates and two of the most praised fashion photographers.
Peter Lindbergh relives his iconic 90s black and white photographs of the original supermodels, including Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, in the shoot.
There has been confusion that these images are for the 2014 Pirelli calendar after Miranda Kerr posted on her Instagram account the picture with the hashtag #Pirelli2014. However, this is not the case, as none of the information about next year's calendar has been released and this was just a celebration shoot.
Behind the scenes at the Pirelli 50th anniversary exclusive shoot
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