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pirelli calendar girls 2015 announced

Hold on to your hats boys! The smouldering temptresses of the annual Pirelli calendar were revealed today in Milan.

by Felicity Kinsella
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18 November 2014, 10:35am

This year, the world's sauciest calendar was photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Carine Roitfeld and made-up by Pat McGrath. The 12 smouldering temptresses in question are Adriana Lima (Miss January), Natalia Vodianova (Miss February), Joan Smalls (Miss March), Candice Huffine (Miss April), Carolyn Murphy (Miss May), Anna Ewers (Miss June), Cameron Russell (Miss July), Sasha Luss (Miss August), Karen Elson (Miss September), Isabeli Fontana (Miss October), Gigi Hadid (Miss November) and Raquel Zimmerman (Miss December).

Adriana Lima aka Miss January, backstage.

Adriana Lima aka Miss January, backstage.

"In my opinion", says Steven, "these are the key aesthetic models of today's world. They represent the stereotypes that the fashion and star system impose upon us right now. I didn't want to make a conceptual calendar, or link it to some particular location, but rather to create 12 posters in which women, in all their sensuality, are the absolute protagonists of 12 very different images. Since I wanted to limit the use of clothes and accessories and since I had absolute creative freedom, I found it very exciting to play with the colours, the makeup, and the materials. It was a very rewarding experience." Published for the first time in 1964, Steven Meisel's Calendar Girls 2015 is the 42nd edition.

Natalia Vodianova aka Miss February.

Joan Smalls aka Miss March, backstage.

Joan Smalls aka Miss March.

Anna Ewers aka Miss June.

Sasha Luss aka Miss August.

Gigi Hadid aka Miss November.

Raquel Zimmerman aka Miss December, backstage.

"As a material, latex is a recurrent element in the shots: it's beautiful, it's versatile, and it has a sheen that makes it alluring," says Carine. "We used it to give the pictures a hint of fashion that would add to the beauty of the models and just a touch of humour too. Steven and I are certainly not without a sense of humour and I think that this comes across in the photos: that's why I'd say it's a sexy Calendar with an amusing touch of irony."

So now you've seen these latex lovelies, tell us, what's your idea of a perfect date...?

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