"The Cal" 2006 Pirelli Calendar
Take home this original, limited edition 2006 Pirelli Calendar, which is not available for purchase and is only given to a limited number of Pirelli clients and VIPs.
”The Cal” 2006 was created by the well-oiled, international photography duo specializing in female portraits, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. The photo shoots were set in the charming '60s-style setting of the French Riviera, and six models were chosen for their beauty and sensuality.
Jennifer Lopez (her first Pirelli Calendar appearance), Giselle Bundchen (already photographed for Mario Testino's 2001 calendar), Guinevere Van Seenus, Kate Moss (who debuted in 1994 with Herb Ritts' famous edition), Karen Elson (photographed at a very young age in Herb Ritts' 1999 calendar and in 2001 in Mario Testino's) and Natalia Vodianova (who debuted in 2003 with Bruce Weber and continued in 2004 with Knick Knight's calendar) are portrayed in 27 beautiful shots.
Seduction and freedom of expression are the true subjects of the 2006 Pirelli Calendar, and these themes are expressed by the six sensuous women and caught by the skillful photographers.
Associazione Veronica Sacchi Onlus (AVS) is an independent association for the promotion of youth activities and training of volunteer groups. AVS trains young volunteers in clowntherapy, proper hygiene and hospital procedures. AVS' professional Clown Doctors perform in all the major children’s hospitals in the Lombardy region and some general hospitals. They interact positively with patients throughout all wards, including Intensive Care, the Burn Unit, Oncology and the ER.
AVS programs are also established in institutes for people with disabilities, hospices and prisons, where fun and laughter are shared with the whole prison community – prisoners, families and staff.
Over the past five years, AVS volunteer clowns have been entertaining and making little patients laugh at numerous hospitals and other institutions all around the world. From the children of gypsy camps in Albania, to favelas in Argentina, low caste dalits (“untouchables") villages in India, the Kiev Children’s Cancer Hospital (Ukraine), the urban slums in Nairobi (Kenya), a Romanian orphanage, and all the places where a big red nose can bring smiles.