We never tire of Pirelli
GIVE us your opinion of the 2013 Pirelli Calendar— and you could win a copy.
It hasn’t yet hit the desks of its VIP recipients but the world is buzzing about the 2013 ‘‘ Cal’’.
Previous editions have featured the world’s top models and screen stars. The 2013 calendar takes a more demure, somewhat documentary approach.
Under the creative direction of photojournalist Steve McCurry, best known for his 1984 National Geographic ‘‘ Afghan girl’’ cover, the Pirelli Calendar has become a showcase for social conscience.
It’s not just that the models are clothed; they spruik a range of charities. The calendar highlights the work of each.
For his dream commission, McCurry had absolute creative freedom. So did the other photographers recruited for the calendar, including Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.
McCurry took his subjects to Brazil for the photos. The bustling streets and lively favelas, bars and nightclubs refuse to be background images.
The models include Karlie Kloss, Summer Rayne, Isabeli Fontana, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Liya Kebede, Kyleigh Kuhn and a pregnant Adriana Lima.
Does it work as a Pirelli Calendar? Tell us what you think about it and you could win one.
Of the 20,000 printed, fewer than 200 come to Australia. They are not for sale, as they are gifts for a secret list of VIPs.
To enter, visit the Carsguide.com.au homepage and follow the links to the Pirelli Calendar page (or scan the QR code on this page with a QR reader on your phone or tablet). Tell us in about 20 words what you think of the new look. The competition is open until midnight AEDT on January 13, and the winner will be announced on January 18.
Style and substance: Petra Nemcova, above, poses for her Pirelli shot; left, Karlie Kloss sneaks a look at Steve McCurry’s photographs