And more size diversity news! Candice Huffine on the Pirelli calendar!
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Julianne Moore, Sophia Loren (at 70 years old), Penelope Cruz, Sienna Miller and Cindy Crawford have all posed. As long as the great, good and hot will happily shoot and pose for it, the Pirelli calendar retains a certain cachet, whatever your opinion of its contents.
20.000 calendars are printed and sent to a secret list of VIPs. It has never been available to buy.
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Steven Meisel’s concept for the shoot was simply to pick his 12 favourite beauties and create iconic images of them. Alongside Pirelli regulars Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima and Carolyn Murphy (who at 40 is on her third calendar), he cast Candice Huffine, 30, a size 16.
She is not the first ‘plus size’ model to grace the calendar’s pages, Sophie Dahl was the 1st in Herb Ritts’s 1998 edition. But Huffine’s inclusion at this time reflects how the world of mainstream modelling is opening up to women of different sizes. And this means ‘size revolution’. Size diversity is the standard in fashion! Models in all sizes! Proud of you Candice! And thank you Steven Meissel for choosing her!