New Pirelli Calendar To Have Fetish Theme And Feature Plus-Size Model – the 2015 edition of the world’s most famous calendar will have some unique features as it is the first time in its 50-year existence that Pirelli will have featured a plus-size model.
The calendar also promises to be a bit more steamy than normal as former Vogue Paris chief editor Carine Roitfeld, who is behind the styling this year, has gone for a fetish theme with lots of latex clothing on show.
The plus-size model featured in the 2015 calendar is 29-year old Candice Huffine who has been seen in a plus-size fashion special before when she joined models Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn on the cover of Vogue Italia’s special “Curvy” issue in 2011.
Incidentally if you get the chance to meet Candice then you should know that she is not a fan of the term plus-size model: ‘I understand its existence, but I personally don’t use the term in my private life; I prefer curvy.’
Joining Candice in this year’s Pirelli calendar are Adrianna Lima, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Sasha Luss, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson and Joan Smalls.
Although the fetish clothing is not to everyone’s taste it seems that one of the models was converted during the shoot with Gigi Hadid saying: ‘I’m wearing all latex in one shot, which is very cool. I’ve never worn latex before but everyone’s, like, telling me that it would suck because you get all sweaty and you can’t breathe. But I really like it and now I want latex leggings.’
Sophia Loren in 2007 Pirelli Calendar aged 71
The Pirelli calendar has always had something of an air of mystery as it is not available to buy either online or from a shop and it is sent out to a specially selected group of people. Nobody knows how to get on that list although if you aren’t very famous then selling plenty of Pirelli tyres is thought to give you a good chance of getting your hands on a calendar. This is why issues of the calendar often reach high prices when they come up for sale on sites like eBay.
As well as the rarity value of the Pirelli calendar another thing that sets it apart from other calendars is the high quality of models who have featured on its glossy pages. Former Pirelli calendar girls include: Naomi Campbell, Sienna Miller, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz, Mila Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Mena Suvari, Miranda Kerr and Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren was actually the oldest person to appear in a Pirelli calendar when she posed for it back in 2007 at the age of 71-years old.
This year’s Pirelli calendar which has been shot by top fashion photographer Steven Meisel is going to be previewed in November.If you are on the list you will be getting a special delivery but for the rest of us it will be a wait for the fashion magazines to show us what we are missing.