We thought we heard rumblings that the 2007 Pirelli Calendar
was on its way, but it turns out we missed its official debut that occured on November 16th. No worries, though, as our friends over at Jalopnik tipped us off to its arrival. If you click the read link you'll be taken to the Pirelli Calender Club website where you can view all 26 photos in this year's calendar. The models include five of tinsel town's most talented ladies: Sophia Loren (trust us, she looks 100x better than the shot at right taken at the calendar's premier), Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts and Lou Doillon (who?). The photographers responsible for this year's snaps are the Dutch duo of Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and their vision is marked departure from recent editions of the Pirelli Calendar. Known in the past for featuring nude or topless shots of the world's most desireable women, this year's edition drops the glitz and glamour and puts each model in a room with a bed and a sheet. Sure, there's a nipple here and some arse there, but as the Jalop guys point out, "the whole calendar's pretty tame compared to past years' nip-slip mania. Damn puritan culture cycles." Seriously, and our sincere thanks go out to Adobe, creator of Photoshop CS2, which no doubt had a hand in Ms. Loran's transformation.
[Source: Pirelli Calendar Club via Jalopnik