Pirelli Calendar 2011.
Published almost 40 years, this time also surprises us for its sober sensuality. The traditional Pirelli calendar, this time gave the German designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld his chance to shine.
Behind the lens, the designer has imposed his black and white trademark, in Mythology, a production that displayed all his talent immersed in one of his greatest passions: Greco-Roman deities.
Between light and dark sensual shadows, fifteen female models, actress Julianne Moore and, for the first time five men, got into the skin of gods and goddesses of antiquity.
Gods, heroes and heroines look, the company said in a statement, "carved from the point of view of aesthetic rigor as the continuous references to the art of sculpture and its classical canons."
The Pirelli Calendar (and erotic icon of our culture) highlights over its months 24 figures of mythology. Here are some of the most important:
Julianne Moore. The American actress is the queen of this calendar. Characterized as the Greek goddess Hera, the redhead was portrayed with a hyper seductive look.
Giacobi Baptiste. The French model and Lagerfeld's personal "muse", dazzles with his body as the Apollo multifaceted skin.
Elisa Sednaoui. The Italian top mode plays a seductive Flora, the goddess of spring and flowers.
Iris Strubegger. Facing the camera with her body decorated with bodypainting, the Australias poses as Athena, the goddess of peace and wisdom.
Daria Werbowy. Completely naked, the Canadian looks like Artemis, the goddess of hunting.
Erin wasson. Breaking barriers and crossing patterns, characterized as the valiant Ajax, the U.S. model and designer looks splendorous.
Lara Stone. Femme fatale of the century, the Dutch model seduces like a no unmatched Aphrodite.
Year after year we are surprised. Year on year the proposal passes and crosses boundaries unimaginable aesthetic and erotic.
Fetish by excellence of the postmodern era, the calendar is not sold but distributed among the Pirelli customers.