Although you've probably seen some of the leaked images for the 2011 Pirelli calendar, it was officially unveiled by Karl Lagerfeld yesterday in a press conference in Moscow.
The calendar - named "Mythology" - sees everyone from Julianne Moore to Erin Wasson appear scantily clad as Greek and Roman deities all shot in Lagerfeld's studio in Paris. When asked about his idea for the concept he said:
“I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the other calendars,” he said, adding that his had a message "of timeless beauty and youth.” ... Lagerfeld described himself, slightly tongue in cheek, as “the visual version of [ancient Greek writer] Homer. I did with my camera what he did with his pen, although we understand that he probably didn't use a pen.”
Having made its debut in Saint Tropez before selected guests on Monday, Chanel's newest short film is now available to view online. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld not only wrote and directed the feature - entitled 'Remember Now' - but also appears as a cameo role. "When I do a film, I see the movie before I've made it. I don't make scripts because it's written in my head. I like short one-liners" he explained.
Heidi Mount, who plays Pamela, a hostess adds "There's a script, but it's basically Karl telling you what he wants. He has the whole thing up in his head". Along with Mount, the 17-minute feature stars Abbey Lee Kershaw looking reminiscent of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen emulating Mick Jagger and Magdalena Frackowiak as a sassy Brigette Bardot-esque character, as well as DJ Leigh Lezark and Lagerfeld's male muse of the moment, Baptise Giabaconi.