“At first I thought that I was going to do something really sexy and really strong, and then as my ideas started developing I realised that wasn’t the right direction.” — Mario Sorrenti. It’s not often enough that we get insight into the process of development that is the very basis of the fashion industry. It’s even rarer to also hear of its abandoned ideas. And yet that’s precisely what you’ll get from from the ‘making of’ the 2012 Pirelli calendar documentary. Spanning 21 minutes, the documentary takes you behind the scenes on the photo shoots for all of the calendar’s key looks. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: You can watch the making of the 2012 Pirelli calendar video directly below. Naturally, like the calendar itself, it contains nudity. If you haven’t already seen it, you can view the 2012 Pirelli calendar by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the gallery.