NEW YORK (Feb. 16, 2005) — The U.S. premiere of the 2005 Pirelli Calendar was held last week at a west side art gallery in New York City.
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. said nearly 1,000 attended the debut of the 2005 version of the company's annual calendar, which was produced by world-renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier, who hosted the premier. The tire maker said this year's calendar, shot in Rio de Janeiro, marks a return to the traditional technique of black and white photography that characterized its calendars in 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Among guests at the latest calendar's unveiling were Pirelli P Zero fashion models Tyson Beckford and Naomi Campbell, who appears in the calendar for the third time, and a number of other models who posed for the 2005 effort. Celebrities in attendance included Calvin Klein, Bianca Jagger, John McEnroe, Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintur, Federico Pignatelli and Carmen Kass.