Stunning new Pirelli calendar images for 2015

Adriana Lima shot by Steven Meisel for the Pirelli Calendar 2015

Adriana Lima shot by Steven Meisel for the Pirelli Calendar 2015

After celebrating some of the most glorious shots from the past 50 years in last year’s anniversary calendar, Pirelli is set to return in 2015 with fresh meat… er, material.

Shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld, the iconic annual will feature model beauties Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, Natalia Vodianova and Karen Elson amongst others.

In a refreshing move, plus-size model Candice Huffine will join the ranks of global glamazons – the first in its 50-year history.

Smalls, who will appear in the calendar for the second time, is thrilled with her picture. She told WWD.com, “I loved the character I had to play. I used to box and it was related to boxing, but they didn’t have me box. It was character-driven — like a boxer mixed with a dominatrix.”

Joan Smalls shot by Steven Meisel for the Pirelli Calendar 2015

Joan Smalls stars in the Pirelli Calendar for the second time

To look her very best for the shoot, the mannequin explained she avoided dairy “because it makes me bloated” and followed a strict exercise regime.

According to WWD, the entire calendar was shot in New York and will debut in November.

Newbie Hadid couldn’t contain her excitement about starring in the raunchy photograph work, gushing, “I was like, ‘They want me in it?’ I guess there has to be that next generation. Carine Roitfeld has been so supportive with my career. She really pushed for me. I’m so grateful to have her in my life.”

Source: Copyright Steven Meisel for Pirelli and WWD.com

 

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