Supermodels pay tribute to 50th anniversary of iconic Pirelli calendar.

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The 2014 Pirelli Calendar is headed our way this November, and it’s a particularly special edition. The famous calendar, put out by Italian tire company Pirelli and starring the fashion world’s top models, turns 50 this year. In honor of the big anniversary, Pirelli asked legendary fashion photographers Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier to shoot a special spread to kick off the celebration.

Pirelli released a set of ‘celebration photos’ starring models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova and Isabeli Fontana ahead of its highly-anticipated 50th anniversary calendar. The hard-to-get calendar, launching later this year, features the best models and photographers of the fashion industry.

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Last year’s calendar  was shot by Steve McCurry, who famously took the striking portrait of the green-eyed Afghan Girl for the cover of the National Geographic in 1985. Previous photographers to have worked on the renowned annual project include Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti.

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