Legendary Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at 78, Reactions Gisele, Christie Brinkley and More Collaborators

Legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier has died at the age of 78.

The announcement was made via a post on Demarchelier’s official Instagram account on Thursday afternoon.

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“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31st 2022, at the age of 78,” the post said. “He is survived by his wife Mia, his three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren.”

No other information on cause of death was released at the time of this post.

The celebrated photographer has photographed Princess Diana in diamonds, Madonna in lingerie, model Gisele Bundchen in the buff, and countless magazine covers since the 1970s.

Fashion industry icons and former Demarchelier took to social media on Thursday to remember the late photographer.

Model Christie Brinkley wrote on Twitter, “I loved working with Patrick. I loved just hanging with Patrick on the many trips we did. I just loved him. He was a creative genius but in a casual seemingly effortless way, and he was fun and funny in his broken Franglais. My heart goes out to his beloved Mia, and his cherished Gustave Arthur and Victor and to his brother Eric.”

Amber Valleta said, “I’m so sadden[ed] by this news. Patrick was one of the first photographers to work with me. He is fashion history and legendary photography. We will miss him. I am sending love and good thoughts to his family.”

Gisele Bundchen added on Instagram: RIP #PatrickDemarchelier 😢🖤 @patrickdemarchelier probably one of the photographers Gisele shot with the most in her career. He will be so missed.”

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