Patrick Demarchelier (born in August 21, 1943 in Le Havre, France) has lived in New York since 1975 and is one of the top fashion photographers of our time in the entire world. He also became the official photographer of Princess Diana in 1989.
Style French Fashion Photographer
Beginnings At age 17 Patrick received his first camera, an Eastman Kodak, from his stepfather as a birthday gift. From then on he picked up how to develop film, retouch negatives and started taking photographs of friends and weddings.
Career Patrick Demarchelier started out as a free lance photographer once he came to New York in 1975. He worked for photographers Terry King, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Jacque Guilbert. He then quickly after wards was noticed by Elle and Marie Claire magazines. Since living in New York he quickly shot covers for every fashion magazine including and advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and many more.
Movies Mr. Demarchelier was referenced in the film “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2006 and he also made a cameo appearance in the “Sex and the City” movie.
Business Ventures Patrick Demarchelier began a new career by opening galleries of his collections and did extremely well when he published a book on his work called “Patrick Demarchelier Photographs”. So much so that a second printing was required to meet the public demands.
Honors Patrick Demarchelier was honored as an Officer dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007 by Mrs. Christine Albanel, the Minister of Culture.