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 as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.
In celebration of the calendar’s 50th anniversary and with full access to its archive, TASCHEN brings you this complete calendar retrospective, with photographs from the likes of Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, and many more.
Image Left: Pirelli 2005 Cover Lima by Patrick Demarchelier Image Right: Pirelli 2006 Maggio 1 by Mert & Marcus
Image Left: Pirelli 1990 Settembre by Arthur Elgort Image Right: Pirelli 2001 Ottobre by Mario Testino
Featured Image: Luglio Uwe Ommer 1984 for Pirelli