A PASSIONATE JOURNEY
Patrick Demarchelier was born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family.
He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first « Kodak » camera.
He quickly became a natural behind the
camera. Then he learned how to
develop film, retouch
FASHION FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK
He started working in a dark-room for a young women’s finishing school where he put together portfolios for the students. There, he perfected his technique, sharpened his eye and began to develop his personal « style ».
He discovered photographer.
His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie-Claire, 20 ans Magazine in France, Italy and in Germany.
In 1975, he left France for New York without speaking a single word of English with the intention to follow his girlfriend – who left him before he even arrived
this trip would launch him on his journey to become one of the greatest
He learned English on the street and by watching TV. He began his international career working for Glamour and Mademoiselle Magazines.
He later worked for Vogue magazine and Harper’s Bazaar (Hearst Publications) in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier’s work rapidly became recognized by key players in the fashion industry and he was quickly solicited to shoot prestigious international advertising campaigns.
Dior, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Tag Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste Lancôme, Guerlain, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Anne Klein, Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Donna Karan, Michael Kors...