The famous fashion and advertising photographer Patrick Demarchelier died on Thursday March 31 at the age of 78.
His entourage announced the sad news on social networks. “It is with great sadness that we announce the disappearance of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31, 2022, at the age of 78”, can we read on the certified Instagram account of the photographer.
Born in Le Havre (Normandy), the artist leaves behind his wife Mia, his three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren, it is specified.
The work of the photographer, who had also signed many album covers, among others for Elton John and Celine Dion, was the subject of an exhibition in 2008 at the Petit-Palais in Paris.
in the #MeToo turmoil
Some of his shots of Princess Diana, Madonna or Angelina Jolie have gone around the world. Her celebrity in the fashion world is such that her name is mentioned several times in the film “The Devil Wears Prada”, by David Frankel, where Meryl Streep plays a character inspired by Anna Wintour.
In 2018, he was caught up in the #MeToo turmoil, with several women accusing him of sexual harassment. The American daily The Boston Globe had published in February this year the testimonies of seven women, including one of the former assistants of the photographer.