The middle of February is a strange time to be releasing a calendar, but given the quality (and price) of this one, we’ll excuse the tardiness.
That’s an unrecognizable Candice Swanepoel above as Miss July in the first calendar from VMan, the men’s style magazine. It was included in VMan’s 25th edition, which hit the newsstands yesterday.
The entire issue was guest-edited by Carine Roitfeld, allowing the ex-Vogue France editor to offer her take on masculinity and what makes the modern male tick. In this case, she nailed it.
The VMan calendar, shot by Willy Vanderperre, features a dozen Victoria’s Secret models wearing VS lingerie, American Apparel tights on their torsos and Berkshire tights worn as veils. (Don’t try this if you need to make a quick stop at your local 7-11!)
It’s bound to be one of the most popular photo shoots of the year, and VMan will make downloadable pages available on its website each month for those who don’t buy this month’s issue. Included in the lineup are Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Izabel Goulart, Miranda Kerr, Lily Donaldson Doutzen Kroes, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Ana Beatriz Barros and Anne Vyalitsyna.
And why did Carine/VMan use the VS Angels for this project?
“The desire for a dream girl keeps most men awake at night,” VMan says on its website. “If ever a woman could come close to perfection, it’s one of these supermodels … 12 of the planet’s most celebrated creatures.”
Obviously, they’ve never seen the snow leopards at the Toronto zoo!