Top supermodels glam up for Pirelli's 50th anniversary calendar

New York, August 15 (ANI): Ahead of its 50th anniversary calendar, Pirelli has released a set of 'celebration photos' starring models like Karolina Kurkova and Isabeli Fontana.

The much awaited calendar features the best models and photographers of the fashion industry which will be launched later this year, but shutterbugs and fashion's finest models gathered for a super-sexy photoshoot to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary launch of the esteemed Pirelli Calendar, the New York Post reported.

Super models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen and Miranda Kerr donned white button-ups and bulky turtlenecks with bare thighs for the tribute shoot, called a 'media moment of celebration' by the brand.

The photographs were shot by famed photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh

The obsession with the calendars is heightened by the fact that it's not for sale, instead distributed by Pirelli among top figures in industries of art, business, finance and fashion.

Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen are among the famous models who have posed for Pirelli photoshoots.

The 'Pirelli Cal', usually set in glamorous locations, includes completely nude shots of the biggest stars in the fashion industry.

The first Pirelli Calendar was published in 1964, shot by Robert Freeman in Majorca. (ANI)