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Next Year's Helmut Newton-Lensed Pirelli Calendar Might Be Boob-Free

It sounds like the 2014 Pirelli calendar, much like 2013's, will have less naked body parts than usual. Instead, expect women somewhat chastely flashing thigh at sports cars!
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It sounds like the 2014 Pirelli calendar, much like 2013's, will have less naked body parts than we would have anticipated, given the artful nudity so prominently on display in years past.

For the calendar's 50th anniversary, Pirelli is unveiling a never-before-seen Helmut Newton-lensed collection of photographs that was supposed to be for 1986, the Telegraph reports. Newton, who passed away in 2004, had to step down from the project before completion due to personal issues. However, his assistants subsequently finished and, at last, we finally get to see it.

In place of boobs, there are cars (Pirelli is a tire company, after all). The black-and-white photos are pretty cool, but may disappoint those hoping for something a little more titillating than a woman flashing her thigh at a Lamborghini Countach. A series of behind-the-scenes pictures will accompany the calendar.

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But what, then, will be the fate of those photos of Alek Wek, Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova and Miranda Kerr that Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier were reportedly shooting for next year's edition? They looked so pretty! Will they be pushed back to another year? A landing page for the 2014 calendar still has a photograph from the aforementioned shoot. And, Kurkova and Lindbergh attended a press conference today in Milan for the calendar's 50th anniversary. So, we're confused.

We've reached out to Pirelli for clarification, so we'll hopefully know more soon. Stay tuned.

For now, click through for more of the never-before-seen Helmut Newton photos, via The Independent.