Patrick Demarchelier, a primary trend photographer of his period, has died, according to a assertion on his Instagram account.
“It is with wonderful disappointment that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31st 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his spouse Mia, his 3 sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and a few grandchildren,” the publishing reads, accompanied by an impression of the photographer dressed in white.
Demarchelier was greatest known for his tender portraits of Princess Diana, for whom he served as a individual photographer. But Demarchelier was a star lensman for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar for decades. Born in France, his profession took off in the early 1990s he was name-checked in the film The Devil Wears Prada. But Demarchelier was also an alleged abuser a 2018 report in The Boston Globe drew on quite a few interviews with types who accused him of sexual misconduct, which the photographer denied.
In 2012, in an interview with WHYY’s Refreshing Air, the pioneering Black product Beverly Johnson talked about Demarchelier as just one of the couple of white photographers who supported her job. “I remember, you know, working with Avedon, and you get … photographers that seriously do not get your attractiveness, for the reason that they — I guess they’re seriously not applied to, you know, hunting at a female of color and imagining of her as wonderful. But you have photographers like Francesco Scavullo and Patrick Demarchelier who get it,” she stated.