Image above: © Karlie Kloss, New York, 2014 © Patrick Demarchelier / Courtesy of Staley-Wise Galleryy
Images Above: © Kelly Korzun, Top Left: Phill Harris, Top Right: Barbara Camp, Bottom left: Jade Kedrick, Chrissy Blair
Monsieur Patrick Demarchelier began his career working in darkrooms, gradually working himself up to assisting photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. Being featured in some of the most prestigious publications, including numerous Vogue covers, Demarchelier’s work is now presented in celebrated campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, Dior, Giorgio Armani, and Louis Vuitton.
Demarchelier credits Grace Coddington with launching his career as his journey at Vogue began under Coddington’s guidance during her tenure at British Vogue. Besides regularly appearing in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone and Elle, Demarchelier’s work received royal acclaim as he was the first non-Briton to become an official photographer of Princess Diana of Wales.
Christian Dior Haute Couture, Fall-Winter 2010, 2011 © Patrick Demarchelier / Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery
Image above: Frida and Mirte, New York, 2013 © Patrick Demarchelier / Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery
Elevating his work to an art form, Patrick Demarchelier demonstrates pure mastery of the medium in his new exhibition, Photographs 1975-2015. This striking body of work reveals a retrospective of the classic imagery of the iconic French fashion photographer, including his fresh work with Caroline Trentini for September issue of Vogue US (2015).
Portraying the faces that have defined an era – Carla, Caroline, Christy, Cindy, Daria, Kate, Laetitia, Linda, Nadja, Naomi – Demarchelier is indeed a force to be reckoned with among the genre of fashion photography.
Image above: Caroline Trentini, New York, 2015 © Patrick Demarchelier / Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery
The exhibition runs through January 30, 2016 at Staley-Wise Gallery.