It's back . . . and bigger than ever (in star wattage, that is!). For the celebration of the 50th annual Pirelli calendar, the Italian automaker teamed photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh with a bevy of supermodels including Miranda Kerr , Helena Christensen , and Karolina Kurkova. The result is a year's worth of sultry shots of some of the most famous faces in fashion, which certainly give us something to look forward to in November, when the calendar images will be released .
Until then, a behind-the-scenes video — set to the beat of "Blurred Lines," naturally — captures the beachy setting with models decked in black swimsuits and little else. In the clip, Lindbergh explains why windy days are better for oceanside shoots, why he loathes the word "sexy," and which Brazilian model tops his favorites list. See all those moments (including a surprise Gisele Bündchen  cameo) in the video and read on to see two steamy photos.
Copyright Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary, shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
Copyright Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary, shot by Peter Lindbergh.