Patrick Demarchelier, ‘Karlie Kloss, New York’, 2014, Phillips

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This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

Image: 139.7 x 101.6 cm (55 x 40 in.)
Frame: 144.3 x 107.5 cm (56 3/4 x 42 3/8 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘[Patrick Demarchelier’s] elegant photographs are easy to understand. He simply makes women look beautiful. Whenever I ask him to do a photo, he says yes even before he knows what the subject is, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Vogue doesn’t publish conventional beauty pictures. The ones that Patrick takes are as close as we get to ‘pretty,’ but they have a little twist that makes them unusual. His photos look deceptively simple, but they’re not simple at all… [For Karlie Kloss, New York] we brought buckets of pink roses in every size and shade to the studio to illustrate an article on rose ingredients in beauty potions. Julien d'Ys, who created this look, had other ideas. He brought a book of flowers and covered Karlie's head and neck with cut outs, then used only two real roses. I added the third. At the end of the day, we all went home with the rest.’

Phyllis Posnick

Capturing surprising and spontaneous vitality in his photography for more than three decades, Demarchelier has shot for every major fashion magazine, including Vogue, Vanity Fair and W. He has published numerous monographs, including Patrick Demarchelier: Fashion Photography (1989) Exposing Elegance (1997) and Patrick Demarchelier (2014). In 2007, Demarchelier was awarded the CFDA Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert and was declared Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. Since 2010, Demarchelier has been collaborating with Dior, resulting in two books Dior Couture (2011) and Dior: New Couture (2014) as well as several international exhibitions.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

True Romance', Vogue US, November 2014, p. 231, colour variant
P. Posnick, Stoppers: Photographs from My Life at Vogue, Abrams, p. 125, colour variant, to be published November 2016

About Patrick Demarchelier

“I have that one second, the moment she forgets about the camera, when I can make someone relax and become her real self. That is the moment I want to capture,” states Patrick Demarchelier, internationally renowned fashion and portrait photographer known for his ability to represent the true personalities of his subjects. He discovered his passion at 17, experimenting with his first camera. By 1975, he had moved to New York and was working for Vogue, beginning to build a portfolio that now includes innumerable celebrities and supermodels. Princess Diana admired his work and, in 1989, commissioned him to photograph her and Princes William and Harry, leading to his role as the first non-British official photographer for the Royal family. Demarchelier is particularly drawn to female subjects, the result, he cheekily claims, of “always being surrounded by men” growing up.

French-American, b. 1943