Have you seen the 2011 Pirelli calendar shot by Karl Lagerfeld in his Parisian studio back in April 2010!? We had the pleasure to share an outtake with Garrett Neff aka Bacus along with Bianca Balti and Diana Dondoe last month [HEAVENLY CREATURES / GARRETT NEFF by KARL LAGERFELD / 2011 PIRELLI CALENDAR]
Today a more complete look at this "Mythology" hotness tales of the origins of humanity told through the adventures of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines. On a voyage back through time transported by the universal language of photography, “Mythology” takes us to the roots of classical civilisation and takes the Pirelli Calendar back to the Old World, where nearly 140 years ago a company was born that was to become a multinational organisation with operations in over 160 nations around the world.
15 female models, 5 male models, and the American actress Julianne Moore. The female models include: Italian models Bianca Balti and Elisa Sednaoui; Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen; Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, Polish models Magdalena Frackowiak and Anja Rubik, Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw, Indian model Lakshmi Menon; American models Heidi Mount and Erin Wasson, Russian model Natasha Poly, Dutch model Lara Stone and Canadian model Daria Werbowy, Austrian model Iris Strubegger and Jamaican model Jeneil Williams. The 5 male models are Baptiste Giabiconi bien sur Sébastien Jondeau re-bien sur, Brad Kroenig and Garret Neff, and Jake Davis.
The 36 photos that make up the 2011 Calendar show 24 different subjects, including gods, heroes and myths. With his keen eye, Lagerfeld has ‘sculpted’ these photos both in terms of their aesthetic rigour and for the recurring references to the art of sculpture and its classical tenets. All of the photos are in black and white, which lends character to the images, exalts the beauty of the figures represented in sharp chromatic contrast, and gives them a certain three-dimensionality through the careful use of light.
A russian television featured the behind the scenes of the calendar, check out the video AFTER THE JUMP along with some more photos.