The 2006 Pirelli Calendar
The Pirelli Calendar has become a cult object for more than 40 years for people who love photography and beauty. It has now arrived in Australia after its recent World Premiere in Paris.
"The Cal" 2006 by the consolidated British-Turkish duo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, world renowned photographers that specialize in women's portraits, was shot in a striking sixties-like setting on the French Riviera and stars six extraordinarily beautiful and sensual women.
Jennifer Lopez, making her Pirelli Calendar debut, Giselle Bundchen, Guinevere Van Seenus, Kate Moss (who made her debut in the famous 1994 Herb Ritts edition), Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova (who made her debut in 2003 with Bruce Weber and also starred in Nick Knight's 2004 edition) are nude, sexy and gorgeous in 27 shots that make up the most transgressive edition of "The Cal".
Seduction and freedom of expression are the absolute protagonists of the 2006 Pirelli Calendar: fully aware of their fame and beauty, the six models feel free to undress and appear sensual and intriguing. The body is portrayed as a free instrument of power.
The launch of the 2006 calendar coincides with the birth of www.pirellical.com, the new portal devoted to The Cal that presents 42 years of the history of photography. Three years from the launch of the first official website, the legend of the Pirelli Calendar is also renewed online, with new and exclusive contents.