The Pirelli Calendar 2011: Karl Lagerfeld's 'visual version of Homer'

All-star line-up includes Julianne Moore as Hera, Brad Kroenig as Zeus and Lara Stone giving her best as Aphrodite
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Lagerfeld's Pirelli Calendar images were inspired by Homer. 'I did with my camera what he did with his pen'
Lagerfeld's Pirelli Calendar images were inspired by Homer. 'I did with my camera what he did with his pen'

Ever since its launch in 1964 - when the sensuous images shot by celebrated photographer Robert Freeman brought it to the international spotlight - the Pirelli Calendar's imagery has become a shorthand for imaginative, chic and sexually-charged photography.

The forthcoming 2011 edition of the Calendar has been photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, multi-talented creative director of Chanel. Describing the project as a 'visual version of Homer', Lagerfeld has cast some top names to play the roles of ancient heroines, including Freja Beha Erchsen, Anja Rubik, Lara Stone and actress Julianne Moore. 

 

Follow the link to Fashionologie's preview of Lagerfeld's images for the 2011 Pirelli Calendar


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