There is always a big fuss this time of the year, and I’m not referring to the much awaited holidays, but to the Pirelli Calendar – a celebration of the beauty of female body. Entitled “Calendar Girls“, and shot by Steven Meisel, the calendar was presented at Hangar Bicocca in Milan.
To begin with we have gorgeous Gigi Hadid in red thong lattex. Then Adriana Lima (January) with just some long gloves, and Natalia Vodianova in pink girdle (February), Johan Smalls (March), the curvy body of Candice Huffine (April), the hot soldier Carolyn Murphy (May), Anna Ewers (June), Cameron Russell (July), Sasha Luss (August), Karen Elson (September), Isabeli Fontana (October),Gigi Hadid (November) and Raquel Zimmerman (December) – French fashion editor, Carine Roitfeld, was in charge with (un)dressing the stunning models
“These are in my opinion the beauty reference in the world right now “- says Meisel. ”They are stereotypes that fashion and star system impose on us. I did not want to make a conceptual calendar, or tie it to a particular location, but there are 12 posters in which the woman, with her sensuality is the protagonist of very different 12 images. Wanting to limit the use of clothes and accessories and having the maximum creative freedom, I found it very exciting to play with color, with makeup, with the materials. It was a very rewarding experience. “