added 06.01.2004

  Herb Ritts American Photographer With models Laetitia Casta, Shirley Mallmann, Sophie Dahl Elsa Benitez, MicheleI Hicks at the launching of the 1999 Pirelli Calendar.  
              From Adelaide's site.  


You find Laetitia in the Pirelli Calendar for two times, for two years and in two century's 1999 and 2000.

    In 1999 Laetitia got her picture on the July page!    
    1999 all photos by Herb Ritts    


The 1999 Pirelli Calendar takes us right through the twentieth century to the current day, and beyond into the year 2000; this photographic masterpiece, created by one of the world's most formidable photographers, Herb Ritts, evokes a certain quality and mood of each decade which is captured perfectly in this set of twelve stunning black and white images.
A lot of research on photography styles, lighting and costumes appropriate to each decade was undertaken, taking visual references from old pictures, films and books. The Calendar took approximately five days to complete, and was shot in three locations; Herb Ritts' private studio, a beach house in Malibu, and at the Smashbox Studio in Los Angeles.


A fine video from the making of the 1999 calendar

Good quality 2.8 Mb


The year 2000 Calendar

They asked her again, this time she got the June page, she's the summer girl !

2000 all photos by Annie Leibovitz in Rhinebeck



A masterpiece and a work of art, the 2000 Pirelli Calendar celebrates the strength and power of the female form, and has been photographed by the world's most celebrated and acclaimed female photographer of our time, Annie Leibovitz. Production of the Calendar took around eighteen months from conception to launch. The shoot took place in May 1999, at Annie's private studio in Rheinbeck, some two hours north of New York, set in the most stunning and beautiful scenery along the Hudson River Valley. When casting for the Calendar, Leibovitz had very specific ideas and chose five dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York, a modern dance company, formed in 1980.
In addition to casting modern dancers, Annie also chose Olympic athlete and British record holder Jacqui Agyepong, and portrays her powerful physique in a Greek sculpture-style pose. Laetitia Casta and Alek Wek, both world-famous models complete the 2000 line-up - both Laetitia and Alek have featured in the 1999 Pirelli Calendar, and were delighted to have been asked to participate in a second Calendar, particularly the millennium edition!

        All text from The Pirelli Calendar Club        

Some useful links:

Pirelli Calendar Club 

You have to sign in for a username and password, which you will get at ones by e-mail


A great private site about the Pirelli Calendar.

A lot of pictures and information.




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