So which 12 women will serve as his muses? Karlie Kloss is rumored to be on the list, but no other names have been announced so far.
McCurry is best known as a photojournalist, and rose to fame after shooting the well-known 1985 National Geographic cover photo known as Portrait of a Girl With Green Eyes. In shooting the Pirelli calendar, McCurry joins a list of esteemed photographers that includes Mario Sorrenti — who shot last year's calendar — Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, and Richard Avedon.
Photo: Saskia De Brauw by Mario Sorrenti for the 2012 Pirelli Calendar.