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Patrick Demarchelier, Famed Style Photographer, Has Died


PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22:  Patrick Demarchelier attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Christian Dior)

Patrick Demarchelier, world-renowned trend photographer, has died at age 78. His group confirmed the information in an announcement posted to his public Instagram account on March 31. “It’s with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March thirty first 2022, on the age of 78. He’s survived by his spouse Mia, his three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren.”

Demarchelier is finest remembered as Princess Diana’s private photographer. Throughout his profession, he additionally labored with music icons like Madonna and Janet Jackson and shot covers for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and extra. As one of the crucial distinguished trend photographers of his time, Demarchelier additionally lensed a number of campaigns for main trend manufacturers together with Dior, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and extra.

Past his profession accolades, Demarchelier is remembered by followers of the cult basic movie “The Satan Wears Prada.” Throughout a now-well-known scene on Andy Sachs’s (Anne Hathaway) first day of labor at Runway journal, her boss, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks if she has Demarchelier on the cellphone. Confused, Andy turns to her coworker Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt) for assist. As Hathaway’s character spends the subsequent minute going right into a frenzy, Emily publicizes, “I’ve Patrick!” Demarchelier additionally appeared within the “Intercourse and the Metropolis” film in 2008, photographing Carrie Bradshaw for a fictional Vogue shoot.

In 2018, seven girls fashions accused the photographer of sexual assault, and Demarchelier denied the allegations. “Folks lie and so they inform tales. It is ridiculous,” he advised The Boston Globe on the time. In response to the allegations, Condé Nast issued an announcement that learn, “We’ve knowledgeable Patrick we is not going to be working with him for the foreseeable future.”

Demarchelier’s household has not issued a public assertion remarking on his passing. For the reason that information of his demise, nonetheless, many pals and former coworkers have flocked to the feedback to precise their condolences and share reminiscences of their time with the famed photographer.

“Such an honor to have labored with you pricey Peter Relaxation Within the Most Peace and we are going to miss you! 🙏🏿💔💔😢,” mannequin Adut Akech Bior commented. Legendary hairstylist Sam McKnight added, “Oh I’m so unhappy to listen to this. I had the BEST TIMES with Patrick, countless unimaginable iconic images, great reminiscences, a lifetime of laughter, I’ve a lot to thank him for, there’ll by no means be one other. Condolences to his beloved household. 💔💔💔.”



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