The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models such asÂ Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, PenÃ©lope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the now-legendary institution that is the Pirelli Calendar, TASCHEN brings you a retrospective volume reproducing the complete calendars, photographed byÂ 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 many more.
Bonus features includeÂ rarelyÂ andÂ never-before-seen behind-the-scenes imagesÂ of the shoots,Â the unpublished 1963 calendar, andÂ a selection of censored imagesÂ deemed too risquÃ© by the editors of the time. With an introduction byÂ Philippe DaverioÂ and an interview with art directorsÂ Derek ForsythÂ andÂ Martyn Walsh.
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