Patrick Demarchelier is one of the most renowned photographers of fashion, advertising, and celebrity portraits. A French native by way of Le Havre, he began working for American Vogue in 1974 and moved permanently to the U.S. He became so successful that he was requested to be the personal photographer of Princess Diana. He was the first non-British photographer to document the royal family.
Since that career-making opportunity, Demarchelier has photographed numerous models and celebrities like Madonna, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford. He has shot campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Tiffany & Co, and Louis Vuitton. He is also a fine arts photographer. His work has been shown in Musee des Beaux-Arts Paris and the Italian Museum of Modern Art in Milan. He continues to develop his prolific career.