PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

IMAGES AND FASHION AT LE PETIT PALAIS MUSEUM

Exhibition opens on September 27, 2008 until January 4, 2009
Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Ville de Paris

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Police-Action Solidaire p. 12 p.INDEX PATRICK DEMARCHELIER IMAGES AND FASHION AT LE PETIT PALAIS ECHOES IN LE PETIT PALAIS p. February 1992 2 . 11 PRACTICAL INFORMATION CORPORATE SPONSORS p. 6 PATRICK DEMARCHELIER. New York. a passionate journey EXHIBITION DESIGN AT LE PETIT PALAIS LE PETIT PALAIS p. 4 THE « DEMARCHELIER TOUCH » An eye that exalts the intuitive and the complex Celebrities in-focus p. 5 p. British Vogue. 3 p. 10 Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris CHARITY FUNDRAISING. 9 p. 7 p. 13 Photo de couverture : Christy Turlington.

We must constantly renew ourselves. Each fall. Le Petit Palais. Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris. February 2000 The art of photography. presents a comprehensive selection of 400 photographs by Patrick Demarchelier. each project is a new challenge and whatever was done before is forgotten ». has finally been recognized as a fine art. Diamonds.IMAGES AND FASHION AT LE PETIT PALAIS PAR PATRICK DEMARCHELIER From September 27TH. and the creative process. benefits from a unique aura in this craft. considered until recently a lesser art. Le Petit Palais hosts within its permanent collection. 2009. The latter creates a resonance between France’s traditional and contemporary art stimulating an exchange between both the artist and the public. printmakers and video-artists) in order to advance its philosophy. Patrick Demarchelier 3 . Photography exhibitions are increasingly popular around the world. 2008 until January 4TH. « A photographer is someone fragile. photographers. a source of many talents. France. sculptors. works by contempory artists (painters. For me. Le Petit Palais. an artistic philosophy… Le Petit Palais aesthetic philosophy combines three fundamental concepts: the aesthetic and intellectual experience. This holds even more truth in the world of fashion where the image is essential.

stimulated and awakened … creating an experience whereby the spirit can roam freely.ECHOES AT LE PETIT PALAIS « At Le Petit Palais in1998. And the visitor is carried away by the life force bursting from the model’s eyes. Alongside Jean Yves Empereur’s extraordinary sub-marine findings.. Patrick Demarchelier’s photography offers a contemporary aesthetic that is fused with the museum’s permanent collection. Today. A museum is a source of life and a place of humanity. Ferrante Ferranti: Bresil Baroque. May all the faces of Patrick Demarchlier’s portraits intertwined with the faces painted on Greek vases. Vida Yovanovich: Soleils Mexicains. Carlos Freire’s photographs revealed to the public the faces of actual residents living in that mythical village. and ability to unearth passion in each individual advances the museum’s aesthetic commitment. Enrique Guzman. respect for his subjects. Many fashion shows took place at Le Petit Palais where students of Sakina M’sa would revel before the latest design in her costume workshop within the walls of the permanent collection. Mariana Yampolsky. Patrick Demarchelier’s fashion photographs emphasize yet another cultural objective of Le Petit Palais’ philosophy . and others including Augustin Estrada..the recognition of the art of fashion. Regardless of whether the subject is famous or unknown.. they vibrate to the frequency of the photographer’s generous gaze. Patrick Demarchelier’s sensitivity. Roland and Sabrina Michaud: Chine la gloire des empereurs. we welcome once more the new trends of prêt-a-porter fashion shows.. In this exhibition. for the first time. Traditional European work and contemporary photography are intertwined such that the public will be surprised. Dutch paintings of the XIX Century portraits… bring to all a greater love and understanding of one another. with archeological artifacts. » Gilles Chazal Curator-in-chief Director of le Petit Palais 4 . The same vision inspired the subsequent exhibitions: Bruno Barbey: Tresors du Royaume. deep sense of humanity. the exhibition La Gloire d’Alexandre combined contemporary photography.

AN EYE THAT EXHALTS THE INTUITIVE AND THE COMPLEX Patrick Demarchelier loves spontaneity. Pirelli Calendar 2008 French Vogue.side with portraits of unknown muses… Dior. On the 4th of July. 2007. The « Demarchelier touch » is spontaneity and positive vision projected upon his subject. A state of mind that he pursues to capture. An autodidact. October 2007 5 .THE « DEMARCHELIER TOUCH » Patrick Demarchelier’s style and talent has elevated his name to the pantheon of the great photographers. the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) presented him with the « Eleanor Lambert Award » to honor his esteemed career and « his unique contribution to the world of fashion ». he became one of the most talented photographers in the world of fashion and beauty. this exhibition travels through several decades of inspiration where portraits of celebrities hang side-by. The « Demarchelier touch » is an absolute reference among the legends of the fashion world. Under the umbrella of diversity and contrast. It’s at the beginning or end of a photo shoot that he unveils the subjects’ natural essence.

he was a dear friend of Lady Diana until her tragic death. Beyond his privileged status. he agrees to photograph her with a hair stylist and make-up artist. He. Julia Roberts. she asked him to become her official photographer. Laura Bush. 1990 Invited by the Princess Diana in 1989. Elton John. Président Bill Clinton. became the first non-British official photographer of the Royal family. Lenny Kravitz. therefore. Jean Paul Gaultier. He seeks to unveil the sublime natural essence of his subject and reveal their inner optimism. Linda Evangelista. Marc Jacobs. Oprah Winfrey. Madonna. Nicole Kidman. have posed for Patrick Madonna. January 2001 6 . Karl Lagerfeld. Warren Beatty. etc. John Galliano. Ralph Lauren. November 1994 Meg Ryan. Quincy Jones. As a result of this first encounter.CELEBRITIES IN-FOCUS Patrick Demarchelier’s artistic approach for a photo shoot is identical whether it’s with a celebrity or a fashion model.. Ronald Reagan. Gianni Versace. Robert de Niro. Paul Newman. All the above Demarchelier. Tom Cruise.

Valentino. Anne Klein. 20 ans Magazine in France. In 1975. There. Guerlain. Chanel. He began his international career working for Glamour and Mademoiselle Magazines. He discovered photographer. Marie-Claire. he left France for New York without speaking a single word of English with the intention to follow his girlfriend – who left him before he even arrived – this trip would launch him on his journey to become one of the greatest fashion photographers. Calvin Klein. his stepfather bought him his first « Kodak » camera. sharpened his eye and began to develop his personal « style ». He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. He learned English on the street and by watching TV. Louis Vuitton. Donna Karan. Gianfranco Ferre. Dior. He later worked for Vogue magazine and Harper’s Bazaar (Hearst Publications) in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Then he learned how to develop film. Prada. He quickly became a natural behind the camera. Céline. Yves Saint Laurent. For his seventeenth birthday. Salvatore Ferragamo. Dolce & Gabbana. Gucci. he perfected his technique. Ralph Lauren.PATRICK DEMARCHELIER A PASSIONATE JOURNEY Patrick Demarchelier was born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family.. 7 . Giorgio Armani.. Versace. Demarchelier’s work rapidly became recognized by key players in the fashion industry and he was quickly solicited to shoot prestigious international advertising campaigns. retouch negatives. Michael Kors. Italy and in Germany. fashion photography by working as a free-lance His work drew the attention of Elle. began shooting friends and weddings… FASHION FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK He started working in a dark-room for a young women’s finishing school where he put together portfolios for the students. Tag Heuer. Lacoste Lancôme.

Rizzoli 1997 : Exposing Elegance 2000 : Forms . Bugsy. Janet Jackson.. 2007.In 2004. honored Patrick Demarchelier as an Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres on the 50th anniversary of this most prestigious award that is only bestowed upon great artists. etc… CD disk covers for Britney Spears. he embarked upon a new exclusive relationship with Condé Nast publications (Glamour. etc. Musée d'Art Contemporain de Monterrey (Mexique) 2000 : Forms. www. Vogue etc) where he continues to grace hundreds of covers with his photographs. Mrs Christine ALBANEL. Quincy Jones. Calendar 2005 8 . Dick tracy.demarchelier.New York (USA) 1996 : Festival de la photo de mode de Biarritz (France) 1997 : Exposing Elegance.net In 2005 and 2008. Elton John. Sex and the City. Pavillon d’Art Contemporain – Milan (Italie) Bibliography :    1996 : Patrick Demarchelier : Photographs – ed. Minister of Culture. Mademoiselle. On November 23rd. Pirelli. Mystic Pizza.ed. Rizzoli Special Projects :   Film posters: “James Bond : Die another day. Exhibitions :     1995 : Tony Shafrazi Gallery . his glamorous and sensual photographs appeared in the coveted Pirelli Calendar.

» Creative Director Pascal Dangin 9 . This installation does not prescribe a fixed narrative. each cluster of prints and the traditional artworks.EXHIBITION DESIGN AT LE PETIT PALAIS « In developing this exhibition. In this visual environment. but rather brings harmony to chaos and contrast. The process became gradually more intuitive because the mixture of images creates a dialogue between each individual print. our desire is to celebrate the opposition and contradictions that appear. This marriage of many contrasts unites the visitors in a contemporary visual osmosis. The first step was to meticulously select the photographs and conceptualize an aesthetic layout that combines the museum’s traditional collection to create a cohesive stylistic design. our main objective was to combine Patrick Demarchelier’s visual universe with Le Petit Palais’ permanent collection.

Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris. Delacroix. has reopened its doors to the public after major renovations. le Petit Palais offers its great cultural heritage in partnership with major cultural institutions abroad. The Antique and Medieval collections are side-by-side with artworks from the French and Italian Renaissance and Dutch and Flemish paintings. © Christophe Fouin An architectural gem from the XIX Century. Durer and Callot. The museum is open to the public every day from 10AM until 6PM. The the XVIII th and XIXth Century collection includes works by the prestigious artists including: Fragonard. The contemporary art and fashion design have a strong presence in le Petit Palais. religious icons. since 1998. David. Zao WouKi. These temporary exhibits further the cultural mission of the establishment: promoting an aesthetic and intellectual experience of the creative process. Quentin Blake. On the international front. Courbet. It displays a beautiful collection of paintings.MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LA VILLE DE PARIS THE PETIT PALAIS. A café and gift shop are located in the inner court-yard. and art objects from Antiquity to the turn of the XX Century. Sisley. The Museum boasts an important collection of works on paper including complete series of etchings by Rembrandt. Monet. this building became in 1902 the Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris. the collections du Fond Municipal d’art contemporain Sakina M’Sa and now Patrick Demarchelier occupy the rooms of Le Petit Palais. Free admission for the permanent collections and the garden. Géricault. Since 1998. antique rugs. sculptures. Built for the “Universal Exhibition” in 1900. Cézanne. Renoir. le Petit Palais. Pissarro. 10 . except on Mondays and national holidays.

CP.A. we can give a little. Firemen and women. spouses.For those who are ready to give everything. an association created 1920 is recognized officially as « a charitable organization ».P. (2) The men and women who have chosen to risk their lives each day for the protection of others: Police officers. the financial needs are significant and constant.I. several thousand police officers are injured or killed on duty… Police-Action Solidaire offers support to deceased members of the police force (2) and their loved-ones. The organization supports parents. such as a specialized rehabilitation center. Gendarmes. Each year. etc… 11 . (1) Police-Action Solidaire is a department of the U. The opening gala for Patrick Demarchelier’s exhibition at the Petit Palais will raise funds for the social mandate of Police-Action Solidaire. a charity gala will be held to benefit Police-Action Solidaire (1). On September 29th.S. for whom Patrick shares a deep solidarity with the men and women who risk their lives each day to protect their citizens. and especially children of fallen officers by providing emotional and financial assistance including academic scholarships… This is why the mission of Police-Action Solidaire is so important. To accomplish their ambitious goals.

Luxury Limited Edition . 83 et 93 EXHIBITION CATALOGUE « Patrick Demarchelier.paris. 73. 75008 Paris T : 01 53 43 40 00 Informations sur www.delga@paris.PRACTICAL INFORMATION Exhibition opens on September 27.Classical Edition – 400 images On sale at the Petit Palais gift shop and at select bookstores MEDIA VIEWING Friday.wvw. 2008 until January 4.angeladebona.petitpalais. 72.150 exemplaires . Images et Modes au Petit Palais» Editions Steidl . 2009 Open from Tuesday through Sunday. Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Avenue Winston Churchill.com T : 01 47 53 65 65 – www. September 26. 2008 From 2PM – 6PM PRESS RELATIONS Patricia Goldman Communication Valentine Fabry – vfabry@patricia-goldman.fr Caroline Delga T : 01 53 43 40 14/ caroline.net agent/exibition production: Angéla de Bona .fr www. 42.fr DIRECTIONS Metro lines 1 and 13 at the station Champs-Elysees Clemenceau Bus 28.com Petit Palais Media Contact Anne Le Floch T : 01 53 43 40 21/ anne.demarchelier.patricia-goldman. from 10AM until 6PM Closed on Mondays and national holidays Free Admission ADMISSION Petit Palais.com 12 .lefloch@paris.

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