Patrick Demarchelier, 78, a photographer who shot celebrities including Princess Diana, Beyonce, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez, has died. He also worked on advertising campaigns for Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, and Carolina Herrera, which the princess described as a “dream.”
Vogue’s 1991 December issue featured Diana’s photograph taken by the French photographer.
In 2006, Meryl Streep’s infamous magazine editor character in The Devil Wears Prada mentioned this photographer, who worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Rolling Stone. Additionally, he made a cameo appearance in the 2008 film Sex And The City with Sarah Jessica Parker. Over the years, the photographer worked for nearly every major fashion magazine, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Rolling Stone, and many high-end fashion brands.
Models accused Demarchelier of sexual assault in 2018, accusations that Demarchelier denied, branding them as “ridiculous.” Upon learning of his allegations, publisher Condé Nast stopped working with him.
Vera Wang and Bella Hadid were among those who paid tribute to Demarchelier, as were Cindy Crawford and Hailey Bieber. Wang said she was “saddened to the core” by the news and would “always treasure” Demarchelier’s talent and kindness.