Joan Smalls Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel 3b

Joan Smalls is Red Hot in Fetish-Themed Pirelli Calendar 2015

Joan Smalls for Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel

Joan Smalls for Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel

We’re getting our first look at Puerto Rican supermodel Joans Smalls‘ return to the famed Pirelli Calendar.

Photographed by Steven Meisel in New York City, the 2015 calendar also stars 11 of her top international high-fashion peers: Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Sasha Luss, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Gigi Hadid, Candice Huffine (the cal’s first plus-size model), and Karen Elson.

“I was [pleased] because this is my second time, but shooting it with Steven Meisel, he’s a legend,” Joan told WWD. “There are so many beautiful women who can be doing this, so because there were only 12 girls selected, I feel very honored.”

Joan portrays a boxer for the Carine Roitfeld-styled fetish-themed photo shoot.

Joan Smalls for Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel

Joan Smalls for Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel

“I loved the character I had to play,” she said. “I used to box and it was related to boxing, but they didn’t have me box. It was character-driven — like a boxer mixed with a dominatrix.”

The Pirelli Calendar 2015 will debut in November.

Starring in campaigns for brands such as Tiffany & Co., Missoni, Gucci, Estee Lauder, Neiman Marcus, and Fendi, Joan was elevated to supermodel status this weekend.

[thanks thefashionspot.com and tyrepress.com]