French photographer Patrick Demarchelier, who took iconic photos of Princess Diana, Madonna and different celebrities however was later accused of sexual misconduct, has died, his household introduced on Friday (April 1).
He was 78.
“It is with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31, 2022 at the age of 78,” stated a submit on his official Instagram account accompanied by three pictures.
The announcement didn’t present a reason for dying or different particulars.
Demarchelier was one in every of Princess Diana’s favorite photographers and took among the most iconic photos of the late royal, together with one beaming into the digicam whereas hugging her knees and sporting a white strapless costume and a tiara, in addition to one other of her in a black turtleneck.
Among his different well-known pictures was one in every of Madonna in a skewed black cap with a cigarette hanging from her mouth.
He photographed numerous supermodels together with Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, in addition to celebrities together with Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins and Oprah.
He was so well-known in pictures circles that his identify appeared a number of occasions within the film The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep, a satire of the workings of the fashion world.
But in 2018, he grew to become of the most-profile figures within the fashion world to be embroiled by the #MeToo motion, when The Boston Globe revealed an expose during which seven ladies, together with a former assistant, accused him of sexual misconduct.
Demarchelier, who was born within the northern city of Havre, is survived by his spouse, three sons and three grandchildren. – AFP