Demarchelier @ le petit palais

Patrick Demarchelier, at his Petit Palais Exhibition
Hanging in Paris this weekend? Can't find anything to do? No, I didn't think so. BUT! On the off chance you're soon to be visiting the City of Light, there is a once in a lifetime exhibition at Le Petit Palais. "Patrick Demarchelier: A Passionate Journey". The work of the world renowned fashion photographer is on exhibit through January 4th. Born in Paris and and raised in Normandy, Demarchelier came to New York City in 1975. He didn't speak a word of English but with camera in hand soon made a name for himself working first for Harper's Bazaar and eventually Conde Nast - the home of Vogue magazine. I had the good fortune to work with him back in the 80s. He was a charming man, always with a glint in his eye and a wry smile that made it seem he was up to something. I would love to have the opportunity to see his exhibition but alas, my private jet is in the shop. You can join me though and do the next best thing. Get yourself a pain au chocolat and a cup of cafe creme and check out his website!
Le Petit Palais, Paris, France

Linda Evangelista

Tom Cruise

Madonna

Leonardo Dicaprio

Out-takes from the Exhibition

Scarlett Johansson

If I had a body like this, I'd be swinging from a tree too!

Paul Newman

Princess Diana

20 comments:

Camille said...

Fantastic! I agree with you about swinging from that tree!

A World in a PAN said...

Thank you for reminding me I cannot miss this exhibition!

heidi said...

what a great show!

littlebyRD said...

Wow! Beautiful photographs. How amazing that you got to work with him!!!

Robin said...

I almost didn't recognize Tom Cruise without a couch to jump on or a brainwashed brunette on his arm.

The Lil Bee said...

Awesome. Whenever I hear his name now, I think of "Get me Patrick" from The Devil Wears Prada!

High Desert Diva said...

Gorgeous portraits.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the one of the woman swinging in the tree, and of course the one of Princess Diana, he has taken some beautiful photos.......

Gill in Canada

Pam said...

Now THERE's a photographer.How honoured you must have been to work with such a talented person. I must visit his site when I can do it more justice ie. uninteruppted.I don't think there is a more beautiful portrait of Diana.For those of us who cannot go to the exhibition, this was a wonderful window in. Thank you.

twoladiesinwaiting said...

I think that this exhibit needs an in-person review. Stat.

Sabina said...

Wow - great shots!!

Diane said...

Great photography - how inspiring....

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Laughing so hard at..."If I had a body like this, I'd be swinging from a tree too!"

But it's true! ;-)

I love his photography. Wish I could catch this exhibit en Paris.

Fifi Flowers said...

I wish I was in Paris to visiting that exhibit wearing that flower on my head!

Lu. Lu. said...

so I've just ordered a ticket pour Paris, and I will be there tomorrow to see the exhibit.



pffffft

I wish :(

Marie Louise said...

Fifi -
you'd surely get a headache with that flower on your head, not to mention you'd have to walk everywhere because you wouldn't fit in your limo!

If anyone does get to see this exhibit - I'd love to hear from you!

vicki archer said...

I have had the great fortune of seeing this exhibition as I was in Paris last week. It was truly wonderful and even more lucky - the man himself was there. I of course splashed out on the catalogue and he so graciously signed it.
I am so happy I have found your blog, I shall stop by often.

vosgesparis said...

I could go down to Paris... its only a 5 hour drive .. but errrr noo I can't

muralimanohar said...

I just "discovered" him recently, and was so blown away by his work..I spent AGES looking over his site! Amazing!!

Pen Pen said...

Scarlett Jo is a classic beauty--I love seeing pics of her--and of course, this is the best one!

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