Italian Vanity Fair has an exclusive preview of the illustrious Pirelli calendar, providing a first glimpse at this year’s models, who include Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Milla Jovovich, Saskia de Brauw, Isabeli Fontana, and the actress Rinko Kikuchi.
Shot in Corsica, the photos are by Mario Sorrenti, who is best known for his artful nudes in the pages of magazines such as Vogue.
The illustrious calendar’s casting director, Jennifer Starr, has confirmed that Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti is 2012′s Pirelli man, Stylecaster reports.
Other fashion sites, including Fashion Copius and Fashionologie, had previously assumed that Steven Meisel would capture next year’s edition.
Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, or Patrick Demarchelier were chosen to shoot the calendar, which is commissioned by Italian tire company Pirelli, in past years.
The 2011 Pirelli Calendar was unveiled in Moscow and was put together by designer Karl Lagerfeld with the pictures being taken in his studio in Paris.
He dressed models including actress Julianne Moore in gold laurel wreathes and gold body paint, while the four male models wore metallic gold codpieces.
It seems that Karl Lagerfeld has already begun shooting Pirelli’s 2011 calendar.
“I’ll do it in my studio in Paris. It’s too obvious to have a beach setting”, was Karl’s comment backstage at his show in Paris.
We’ll be seeing models Isabeli Fontana, Heidi Mount, 2009′s top model Natasha Poly and Magdalena Frackowiak in the calendar.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld has been asked to shoot the 2011 Pirelli Calendar.
Lagerfeld will break out his camera in April for “all of the top girls,” but don’t expect to see any of the beauties rolling in the sand, as with the 2010 calendar.