Vendela Kirsebom: – In sorrow:

On Thursday, it was announced that fashion and portrait photographer Patrick Demarchelier had died. She is 78 years old, reports Vogue. The news of the death was confirmed by his representative on Instagram.

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“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 21, 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Mia, three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren.”

The death of the fashion photographer has touched many people, also here at home. On Instagram, former model Vendela Kirsebom, 55, shared several photos taken by the fashion photographer, describing them as “legendary and iconic”.

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“So grateful for all the great memories and beautiful photos you took of me @patrickdemarchelier. Thanks to you I had my breakthrough at @voguefrance in the early 90s, and you followed me throughout my career. You are legendary, iconic, and all the amazing memories and photos will live on. Rest in peace my friends and colleagues.”

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Kirsebom told Dagbladet that he received news of Dermachelier’s death on Friday morning.

– I know a lot of people in New York, so I got a message. So it’s really sad. It felt very strange. I have worked with him since I was very young all this time. And he was one of the photographers who got me off to a great start in my career, he said.

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Kirsebom also spends time with the Swedish photographer’s wife and children.

– I grew up with everyone.

One of Dermachelier’s best memories is at his home in St. Barts, he said.

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– Then his whole family was there too, and we did a photo shoot. We work together a lot. It’s not like we’re hanging out in our spare time, but he’s one of the greatest photographers in the world in fashion and art. He is absolutely amazing. And Paris of course, we worked at night during all the shows with French Vogue, there are also fond memories.

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– I told Petter (Pilgaard. Journal, notes) that it is a very strange feeling when the friends you work with suddenly disappear, because you think that everyone is always there.

Shooting big stars

Demarchelier began shooting for American Vogue before moving to New York. The photographer’s first cover came in 1977, but his most memorable cover was for Madonna which came out in May 1989.

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Throughout her long and successful career, she has photographed big stars such as Princess Diana, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.

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