In much the same way that voicing a character on an episode of The Simpsons and appearing in Woody Allen films were once measures of having âmade itâ, the Pirelli Calendar bestows prestige upon the women depicted therein. And the photographer who captured them. The calendar itself cannot be purchased â rather, it is a gift given to valued business associates and other VIPs. This year the women got their kit off for former model Mario Sorrenti. This is his photo of Saskia de Brauw. If you want to see it in its full glory (read: Iâm too chickensh*t to risk litigation),visit the Pirelli website. Or Saskia âs. (Or the website of anyone who is less chickensh*t or has a better standing with Pirelli.)
Meanwhile, if youâre interested in cool calendars of beautiful babes, can I recommend the 2012 Women Lifesavers Calendar. It features the work of Joshua Rablin, itâs a fundraiser for the Sydney Childrenâs Hospital Foundation and various surf lifesaving clubs. One of the models is Ali Glenny who is such an absolute glamour, I wouldnât be surprised if she winds up in a Pirelli calendar down the track.
As it happens, JigoCity is doing a deal on the 2012 Women Lifesavers Calendar for the next little whileâ¦