Demarchelier worked as a freelance photographer when he moved to New York in 1975. It was here that he discovered fashion photography as he learnt and worked with photographers such as Henri Cartier- Bresson, Jaque Guilbert and Terry King, and his work drew the interest of Marie Claire, 20 Ans magazine and Elle.
In 1992 he worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and has produced international advertisement campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Dior, TAG, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Heuer, and Celine.
Since his career in photography Demarchelier has worked for almost all of the most popular fashion magazines such as Elle, Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Vogue, Mademoiselle and Glamour.
Demarchelier photographed a large number of advertising campaigns such as the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Revlon, GAP, L’Oréal, Eliabeth Arden and Lancôme. As well as this he was the main photographer for ‘On Your Own’, a beauty and lifestyle guide by Brooke Shields.
Patrick Demarchelier (2009) Fashion [online] <http://www.demarchelier.net/home.html> [23 November 2010]