After 51 Years, This Exclusive Calendar Features Its First Plus-Sized Model

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This annual Pirelli calendar is about to get a whole lot sexier. Here’s why.

Jul 28, 2014 | 05:40 PM

The mysterious Pirelli Calendar (you can’t actually buy it and it’s only given to a select few) made a healthy and necessary move by featuring its first plus-sized model in 51 years. The prestigious calendar, which will be released in 2015 by Pirelli, a multinational tire manufacturer, has been around since 1964 and has, over the years, included many of our favorite supermodels: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss, to name just a few.

This year’s models include Karen Elson, Joan Smalls, Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova, Isabeli Fontana, Sasha Luss, Raquel Zimmermann, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Gigi Hadid, and plus-sized model Candice Huffine.

According to Vogue UK, Huffine is super proud to be included in the prestigious calendar—and she should be. In an industry that has often displayed sizeism, this move says something great.

"My presence on this set—the most glamorous in the world—is a sign that things are really changing,” Huffine said.

The shoot was done by Steven Meisel, with styling by Carine Roitfeld. And the shoot’s theme? Fetishism. There will be some leather and latex—just in time for the release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," perhaps? We like it, and we’re happy Huffine is representing the plus-sized models. Beauty is not one size fits all.

Now, if only we could get our hands on that calendar!

Cover image credit: Twitter/FashionTimesMag

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