Patrick Demarchelier (21 August 1943 – 31 March 2022)

Patrick Demarchelier

It is with sadness that I note the passing of Patrick Demarchelier. He was one of the best fashion and portrait photographers. He worked with the best of the best fashion models, as well as celebrities. Princess Diana called him “a dream” to work with. When she learned of his death, Cindy Crawford posted an image Demarchelier created of her in India (see below) and wrote: “Thanks for so many great memories and beautiful, timeless images.”

Demarchelier worked for almost every major fashion magazine and he photographed ad campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Elizabeth Arden, Zara, Max Azria, Express, Longchamp, Blumarine, Lacoste, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

I’ve been acquainted with Demarchelier’s work for a long time. In honor of his memory I have posted several images of his wide ranging work. All of the images below are copyrighted by Demarchelier or his assigns.

Princess Diana by Patrick DeMarchelier.
Cindy Crawford, India, 1989 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell, New York, 2016 by Patrick Demarchelier
Kate Moss, Harper’s Bazaar, 1993 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Diana Vishneva, Vogue, 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier
Gisele Bundchen, Conde Nast, 2002 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Christy Turlington and Mouse, 1999 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Cindy Crawford, New York, 1990 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Kate Moss, New York, 1992 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Laetitia Casta, Vogue, 1997 by Patrick Demarchelier.


Patrick Demarchelier – Instagram

Patrick Demarchelier, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 78 – New York Times

Patrick Demarchelier, famed fashion photographer dies at age 78 – NPR

Famed French Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies – RTE

Patrick Demarchelier Facts for Kids