(Pacific Coast News)
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constantly proves that nudity in the name of fashion is just another day's work in the life of a supermodel. The British beauty has once again stripped down, this time for the 2012 Pirelli calendar shot by Mario Sorrenti. Kate, who recently married British rocker James Hince
, will be joined by fellow glamazons such as Isabeli Fontana
, Lara Stone
and Milla Jovovich. The shoot took place on the exotic Mediterranean island of Corsica.
Dating back to 1964, the Pirelli calendar regularly features the world's hottest models and actresses and is known for its ultra racy themes. It is
only made available to a limited number of important Pirelli customers and celebrity VIPs. This will mark Kate's second appearance in a Pirelli calendar—she first appeared in 1994, shot by Herb Ritts.
Last year's photographer was none other than fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld, whose theme focused on the perfection of mythological Greek and Roman gods. Mario Sorrenti's vision for this year's calendar underlines natural feminine beauty, which might explain all the nudity. Although the calendar does not officially launch till December 6, Italian Vanity Fair got a sneak peek at some of the pictures. Click here to see the pictures for yourself!
See Kate's lookbook on StyleBistro:
Pictures from the Pirelli Launch Party:Eva Herzigova attends the launch of the 2011 Pirelli Calendar on November 30, 2010 in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images)more pics »Model Lily Cole arrives at the 2010 Pirelli Calendar launch party at Old Billingsgate on November 19, 2009 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »Tv Presenter Marion Jolles attends the Pirelli 2011 Calendar launch at Le Mini Palais on January 13, 2011 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)more pics »
Photos of past Pirelli photo shoots:In this undated handout image provided by Pirelli, model Marloes Horst poses for photographer Terry Richardson for the new 2010 Pirelli calendar which is launched on November 20, 2009. (Getty Images)more pics »In this undated handout image provided by Pirelli, model Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley poses for photographer Terry Richardson for the new 2010 Pirelli calendar which is launched on November 20, 2009. (Getty Images)more pics »