This year, the Pirelli calendar turns 50 and it’s celebrating with a bang. According to the UK Sunday Times Style Supplement (excerpted by Fashion Copious), Pirelli has tapped not one–but two–marquee name photogs to lens the artful nudie calendar.
Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier will jointly shoot the 2014 Pirelli calendar, which is set to be “a special half-century birthday edition.” [UPDATE: According to the The Cut, Lindbergh and Demarchelier are only contributing to the calendar; an official photographer has not been named. According to Vogue UK, Lindbergh and Demarchilier were shooting preview images for the calendar, a kind of commemorative shoot for the calendar's 50th anniversary, which will be released in the next few months.]
A few images from the preview shoot have started making the rounds online, featuring models Alek Wek, Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova and Miranda Kerr (all of whom will star in the actual Pirelli Calendar). Kind of looks like that iconic picture Lindbergh took of the ’90s supermodels way back in the day, no?
Click through to see more photos. We’re pretty excited to see the final product.