Patrick Demarchelier is a fashion photographer, born in France in 1943. He began his career in Paris before moving to New York in 1975 where he started to work for magazines such as GQ and Rolling Stone. However, it is his work for British Vogue in the 1980s and his relationship with Elizabeth Tilberis at Harper's Bazaar in the 1990s that brought Demarchelier's simple yet dynamic studio imagery to wide audiences.
Throughout his career, Demarchelier has photographed numerous high-profile celebrities including David Bowie, Richard Avedon, Elizabeth Hurley and Madonna, and is the first non-British photographer to be invited to photograph a member of the Royal Family. His first pictures of the late Princess Diana appeared in Vogue in December 1989 and he continued to photograph her throughout her life. Demarchelier has shot advertising campaigns for clients such as BCBG, Gianfranco Ferre, Armarni, Max Mara, Anne Klein, Earl Jeans, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Pirelli and Tiffany. Demarchelier's work has featured on the covers of Vanity Fair and American, French, British and Italian Vogue.
Demarchelier has also worked on and appeared in numerous movie and television programmes including Die Another Day (2002), Coyote Ugly (2001), and Sex and the City (2008), as well as Broadway campaigns for theatrical productions such as Street Corner Symphony. He has worked on TV commercials for L'Oréal and the highly acclaimed series for Calvin Klein underwear starring Christy Turlington.
His first book Patrick Demarchelier Fashion Photography was published in 1989 and was followed by three other publications including Forms in 1998. In 1995, the Tony Shafrazzi Gallery in New York hosted an exhibit of Demarchelier's work that went on to tour internationally.