Pirelli Calendar Soon to be Available to Public
[intense_hr size=”large” accent_width=”30″ accent_height=”3″]By Olivia Pentell | Impressionist
Alright everyone, the Pirelli Calendar is finally surfacing again, although this time in a way we’ve never seen before. The 50th anniversary of the Pirelli Calendar Book is soon to be – wait for it… available to purchase for the first time in history! For Pirelli fans and fashion mavens of all kind, this is a HUGE deal – seeing as in its 50 years of exclusive existence, it has never once gone so “public”.
Created in 1964 and published by TASCHEN Books, the Pirelli Calendar is notorious for flaunting gorgeous photos of top supermodels and influential icons such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss, just to name a few. But these models aren’t the only stars of the show, many legendary photographers have also participated in the legacy of the Pirelli Calendar, including Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Mario Sorrenti, Bert Stern, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, and, believe it or not, many more.
The calendar has in the past been solely available to VIPs and specific key clients of the brand so, needless to say, us common-folk are soon to feel oh-so-spoiled, especially because of additional new “special” print additions, if you will. TASCHEN has decided to print “Pirelli – The Calendar. 50 Years and More,” a 576 page tome, including previously “censored” images considered too risqué for the public by editors of the time. With these babies on the loose, it’s hard not to be tempted at the sweet retail price of $69.99, now available for pre-order, and ready to ship within the month of August. Extra features also include rare behind-the-scene images, and the unpublished 1963 calendar. Have a look at some of the teasers below, and ooh lala away.