She’s more famous for keeping her clothes on, or modelling them that is.

But Kate Moss has stripped down to nothing for an appearance in Pirelli’s 2012 calendar.

The Croydon-born supermodel, 37, lets it all hang out for the new publication which also features a number of other models who have also shed their clothing in the name of ‘art’.

Supermodel behaviour: Kate Moss poses for a stunning shot featured in the Pirelli 2012 calendarSupermodel behaviour: Kate Moss poses for a stunning shot featured in the Pirelli 2012 calendar

In the stunning black and white photograph, Kate reclines on a rocky surface using her experience as a supermodel to remain professional and appear as comfortable as if she was perched on a soft cushion and not a hard slab of rock.

The calendar was shot by Mario Sorrenti and also features a topless Lara Stone, wife of David Walliams, and naked Milla Jovovich – its 25-photo spread includes 18 black-and-whites and seven coloured pictures.

This year’s calendar was shot in Corsica by the legendary Italian photographer, who chose his muses very carefully.

Taking things lying down: Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute reclines on some rocks but maintains an air of comfort throughoutTaking things lying down: Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute reclines on some rocks but maintains an air of comfort throughout

Mario – who used to be a model before moving behind the camera, and also shot Scarlett Johansson for Mango this year – has known Kate and Milla since they were starting out in the fashion industry as teenagers.

In fact Milla feels so confident with him that she said recently: ‘Mario is pretty much the only person I would take my clothes off for’.

These shots are likely to be the only ones most mere mortals will be able to view.

'Not sexy': Margareth Made pulls a pose for the calendar which is distributed exclusively among VIPs‘Not sexy’: Margareth Made pulls a pose for the calendar which is distributed exclusively among VIPs

Since it’s inception in 1964, Pirelli has instructed leading photographers to capture the world’s most beautiful women on film for the exclusive calendar solely as a gift for royalty, celebrities and VIP customers.

Pirelli’s calendar, dubbed “The Cal,” was unveiled to media and collectors in New York at The Armory, its unveiling coupled with an exclusive, black-tie VIP dinner.

According to USA Today, Mario Sorrenti is the first Italian photographer to shoot the illustrious spread for the tyre manufacturers.

Life's a beach: Saskia De Brauw curls up on the sand for another artsy shotLife’s a beach: Saskia De Brauw curls up on the sand for another artsy shot

He is renowned for shooting classic and, most importantly, classy nude editorials, which is no doubt the reason behind him being chosen to shoot this year’s photographs.

But he insisted that, despite the nudity, the 2012 calendar is not sexy.

He told Women’s Wear Daily: ‘You know, originally I thought I was going to do very sexy pictures, and when we got there I realized that I didn’t want the pictures to be sexy at all.’

‘I meant that they’re not ‘obviously’ sexy. I didn’t want them to be posing and arching and like sticking their boobs in my face or anything like that.

Birthday suit: Perfectly formed Russian model Natasha Poly poses like a fountain statueBirthday suit: Perfectly formed Russian model Natasha Poly poses like a fountain statue

‘I thought that’s what I wanted, that it would give the most immediate impact, but then I realized that wasn’t important…. I was trying to just really focus on them and the environment and let that blossom together somehow.’

According to reports the models and crew all stayed together in houses on Corsica, while Sorrenti spent ‘the morning with one girl and the evening with another, and we’d all have dinner together’.

The theme, chosen by Sorenti was ‘swoon’, for which he explained: ‘In “swoon”, I put the bodies in direct contact with Nature, which harbours them as if they were its extension, in a set of images where rocks, land, tree trunks, sky and sea are all turned into a backdrop for the bodies.’

Moss Poses Nude for Her Ex

Kate Moss disrobed for her ex-boyfriend in a photo shoot for the 2012 Pirelli calendar.

The model, 37, was photographed for the prestigious nude calendar by Mario Sorrenti.

The pair dated in the early ’90s, when Kate’s waiflike frame sparked a storm about “heroin chic.”

Sorrenti, 40, was responsible for the famous Calvin Klein campaign that shot her to fame.

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“I met Kate when we were both at the very beginning of our careers,” he said. “Somehow we both kind of exploded into the fashion scene at a very young age. She exploded as a supermodel, and things just took off.”

In the pair’s latest snaps Kate looks healthy as she soaks up the sun on a rock with her eyes shut.

Kate, who married rocker Jamie Hince this summer, is among a host of catwalk queens who have peeled off for the Italian tire firm’s publicity tool.

The Pirelli calendar is not available to buy – and is sent out to especially chosen individuals, including royalty and celebrities.

 

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