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The iconic Pirelli calendar is known for its photographs of the most beautiful models in the world in the nude, usually taken by high profile fashion photographers. However, the 2013 edition of the highly exclusive calendar will not only feature models fully clothed, but includes one pregnant.
The photographs were done by Steve McCurry, the photographer best known for his “Afghan Girl” photo for National Geographic in 1985, reports TIME. McCurry decided to try to capture the models as they are in the real world, which includes wearing clothes. He also photographed Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima when she was five months pregnant for the calendar.
McCurry also tried to capture daily life in Brazil, photographing the models there. The Telegraph notes that the other women featured in the calendar are Sônia Braga, Marisa Monte, Elisa Sednaoui, Petra Nemcova, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Summer Rayne Oakes, Liya Kebede and Karlie Kloss.
Back in July, Italy’s Vanity Fair caught an early look at the calendar, which McCurry called a “calendar of the soul.”
Pirelli is an Italian tire company and its UK subsidiary has been publishing its calendar for 40 years. The calendar is sent to VIP clients and celebrities.