Another great talent has left us. French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier (21 August 1943 – 31 March 2022) has passed away today. His imagery helped write the history of 1990s fashion.
Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, Demarchelier spent his childhood in Le Havre, Normandy, with his mother and four brothers. His profession was self-taught. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began photographing friends and weddings.
In 1975, Demarchelier left Paris for New York City, United States to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer learning from, and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. Since the late 1970s he shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue, as well as Harper’s Bazaar.
He also shot international advertising campaigns for Chanel, Celine, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, Moschino, Vera Wang, Elizabeth Arden, H&M, Sam Edelman, Zara, Max Azria, Express, Longchamp, Blumarine, Lacoste, Ann Taylor and TAG Heuer.
During his career, Patrick managed to shoot many Hollywood celebrities and even Princess Diana herself. The works of Patrick Demarchelier showed the most famous people of history and the present. Through their natural expressiveness and immediacy they are lifted from their podium of untouchability. Through his individual style he manages to make the intimacy of personalities tangible and also to integrate ambivalent ideas of them. In his photographs he celebrates the beauty of the models without suffocating them in an atmosphere of constructed artificiality. Demarchelier’s works are characterized by their perfection. The suggestion, which is not superimposed by reflexion and calculus is a central element of his works.
In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honoured Demarchelier as an Officer in ‘l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ (Order of Arts and Literature), the same year that he received the CFDA Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert. Demarchelier also appeared in the film ‘The September Issue’ and can be glimpsed in ‘The Sex & the City’ movie.
Of course, the allegations of 2018 and the breakup from Conde Nast have to be mentioned, but I will leave it at that, this is not the time and place. And the many who knew him know where they stand.
Demarchelier is survived by his wife Mia, his three sons Gustav, Arthur, Victor, and three grandchildren.
Fashion and celebrity photographer Francesco Scavullo is most known for his portraits of pop culture icons like Donna Summer, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger and others. Scavullo often courted controversy as seen in his photographs of a young Brooke Shields or a nude Burt Reynolds. His work amped the sensuality of fashion photography, and over the course of Scavullo’s thirty-year relationship with ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine, he created the hyper-sexual ‘Cosmo girl’ phenomenon.
Scavullo was born on January 16, 1921, in Staten Island but spent his childhood in Manhattan after his father bought a supper club. He spent much of younger years obsessing over fashion on Fifth Avenue in the pages of fashion magazines. He used his father’s camera to photograph his sisters, often transforming them into models through the glamorous style of Hollywood.
As a teen, Scavullo landed his professional job photographing cruise ship travellers, who happened to include movie star Carmen Miranda. He next helped photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe in lighting Lauren Bacall’s first ever photo shoot, which made the cover for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ in 1943.
In 1945, Scavullo worked in a studio producing fashion catalogues but soon moved onto Vogue. He worked under iconic fashion photographers Cecil Beaton and John Rawlings. As Horst P. Horst’s assistant, Scavullo closely studied the master photographer’s signature lighting techniques. Working as Horst P. Horst’s assistant for three years, Scavullo had his own photography studio by 1948.
Under the guidance of Babs Simpson, editor of Vogue from 1947 to 1972, Scavullo landed a contract with ‘Seventeen’ magazine in 1948. As a young photographer, he learned to work with the industry’s notoriously temperamental talent. As he once explained, “I was a little kid in jeans with curly hair”. After model Meg Mundy refused to work with him, “I realised there are two kinds of models. Pretty nice models and bitchy pretty models”.
In 1965, editor Helen Gurley Brown brought Scavullo to ‘Cosmopolitan’, where he shot the magazine’s covers for 30 years. The ‘Cosmo girl’ emerged through his control over choosing models and styling. Scavullo’s 1969 photograph of singer Janis Joplin with a cigarette in her hand was exhibited at theAmon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The museum poster refers to Joplin, who died in 1970, as having a ‘free-spirited fervor of the counterculture revolution’.
Shot in the early 1970s Scavullo work with Brooke Shields as a child, that some considered overly sexual, and his now iconic nude centrefold of Burt Reynolds for the ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine rank as some of the photographer’s more controversial work. Beyond the pages of Cosmopolitan, Scavullo worked with many celebrities and high-profile artists. He collaborated often with Barbra Streisand and Cher. He also helped launch the career of actress and model Farrah Fawcett.
Burt Reynolds – the hairychested actor who starred in such classics as ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Smokey and theBandit’ – became an avatar for a very virile, very louche brand of ’70s masculinity when he became the first man ever to be photographed naked for a major magazine. The image ran in the April 1972 issue of ‘Cosmopolitan’, and it’s been widely imitated – and lampooned – ever since.
During these years, he also contributed to the rise of Gia Carangi, regarded by many as fashion’s first super model. He befriended the young teenager from Philadelphia, future supermodel whose career he was largely responsible for launching. When Carangi’s heroin addiction made it impossible for her to find work later, Scavullo continued to employ and support her until her eventual death from complications of AIDS.
Scavullo created shots for various movie posters, album covers and Broadway shows, including one for ‘A Star is Born’ (1976, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson), Judy Collins ‘Hard Times for Lovers’, a portrait of Julie Andrews for Black Edwards ‘Victor Victoria’ and photos of Donna Summer for her now iconic double-albums ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Live and More’, for the cover of her smash-hit with Barbra Streisand ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ and later ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.In 1981, Scavullo was commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov to photograph the dancers of the American Ballet Theatre, which formed the basis of an exhibition that was later shown in a nationwide tour.
Something in my head gets turned on by seeing a woman’s looks really come together with the right makeup, the right hair style, the right clothes. It’s exciting to see a woman metamorphosed into something extraordinary.
He also shot Cher and Diana for their album covers. Through the 1980s Scavullo photographed British band Duran Duran, with his work featured on various releases including the cover of ‘The Wild Boys’ single. He also appeared in the band’s tour documentary ‘Sing Blue Silver’. Other famous names Scavullo had in front of his lens are Sophia Loren, Lena Horn, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Biance Jagger, Grace Jones, and Divine, to name just a few.
Sean M. Byrne started assisting Scavullo’s shoots in 1972. The two became eventually became life partners. During these years, Scavullo suffered from mental breakdowns. When Scavullo was finally diagnosed as manic depressive in the 1980s, he advocated for people to learn more about the condition and its treatment.
Through the course of his career, Scavullo shot covers for Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Interview and Rollingstone. He published six books: Scavullo on Beauty (1976), Scavullo on Men (1977), Scavullo Women (1982), Scavullo: Francesco Scavullo Photographs 1948-1984 (1984), Scavullo: Photographs 50 Years (1997), and Scavullo Nudes (2000).
On January 6, 2004, Francesco Scavullo died of heart failure. Working until the end of his life, he passed on the way to a photo shoot with CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper. He was survived by Byrne, his partner for 32 years.
Today, Scavullo’s works are held in the collections of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, among others.
Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Patrick Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.
In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photograpy by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacgue Guilbert.
Patrick Demarchelier has lived in New York City since 1975. He is married to Mia and they have twins. Since the late 1970’s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Elle, Glamour and Mademoiselle. He has photographed many advertising campaigns, including Farrah Fawcett shampoo in 1978, the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Cutty Sark, and a Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto and did iconic ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gap, Gian Franco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, TAG Heuer and Louis Vuitton. He was also the primary photographer for the book On Your Own, a beauty/lifestyle guide written for young women by Brooke Shields Since 1992 he has worked with Harper’s Bazaar, becoming its premier photographer.
Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to click the British Royal Family. In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her untimely death in 1997. Patrick Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.
In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the ‘dragon lady’, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, “Did Demarchelier confirm?”, leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, “I have Patrick!” He also appears in the documentary The September Issue which is about Anne Wintour and American Vogue.
He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.
In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honoured Demarchelier as an Officer in l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature), the same year that he received the CFDA Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert.
Demarchelier also appeared in the film ‘The September Issue’ and can be glimpsed in ‘The Sex & the City movie’; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion shoot for Vogue magazine. He was featured prominently in the sixth episode of Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. He was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
In this hairy month post Francesc ‘Pako’ Gascó, an avid CrossFit trainer, Men’s Health España contributor and comics fan, who recently earned his PhD in Paleontology.
‘Pako‘ was currently featured in the Men’s Health Spain Januari cover story Change in 2016
Here we see Francesc Gascó in a photoshoot ‘Goals’ by Joan Crisol, photographed in Madrid for Summer Diary
Francesc Gascó in Joan Criscol
Born in Badalona in 1974, Joan Crisol currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain. After his photography studies at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Crisol started working as a professional photographer in 1999.
His work has been published in more than 40 different magazines all over the globe, and Crisol has also been Director of Photography for more then 50 music video’s.
The Dsquared2 WILD 2014 campaign showcases the fragrance in an exceptionally angular manner. Model Silvester Ruck is at the center of the advertisements that feature little apparel aside from a low riding pair of unbuttoned jeans.
In spite of the lack of accessories and embellishments present in these Dsquared2 images, photographer Steven Klein made the production appear incredibly intense. Dark purple shading was used to embellish snapshots of thick angular lines, each one criss crossing directly above Ruck’s body.
Designer: Dan & Dean Caten
Photographer: Steven Klein
Art Director: Giovanni Bianco
Model: Silvester Ruck
For us fragrance has an emotional connection to who we are, it uncovers a long-held desire or dream, which is why the concept of Wild has such an intrinsic link to us and the ideology of Dsquared2. The ultimate authentic expression of self is to live with complete freedom of speech and mind, we are fascinated with this concept especially in today’s society.
Dean and Dan Caten, Dsquared2.
Released in September 2014. This masculine fragrance symbolizes freedom, speed and pride, presented by photographs of wild stallion and model Silvester Ruck, signed by Steven Klein.
A rife sense of masculinity abounds this production. Klein’s work speaks to the serious nature of the product, a feature that will certainly be appreciated by fans of the Dsquared2 label in addition to cologne aficionados.
It’s a raw roll in the hay, the whole idea is to be a bit raw. Even the bottle is kind of harnessed
Dan & Dean Caten, Dsquared2
Dsquared2 Wild, described as a fragrance for the contemporary and self-sufficient man, is an evolution of Dsquared2’s olfactory journey inspired by and founded in the elements of nature. Building on a pathway forged by debut scent He Wood and follow up Potion, Wild is a fragrance chapter for Dsquared2 that explores man’s desires and his connection to the natural and urban world that surrounds him. This enigmatic and covetable concept is also at the heart of Dsquared2’s DNA: the freedom for a man to express his sensuality and his deepest desires. Wild materializes Dsquared2’s passion for the avant-garde and unorthodox approach to fashion.
Aromatic Santolina with tones of Resin are evident, while notes of Opoponax mixed with Ambery accents of Neolabdanum express virility, strength and force. Vegetal Amber is combined with deep notes of Humus to round off the scent. An overwhelming perfume that announces a free and wild soul. The woody – earthy fragrance is created by Daphne Bugey and Annick Menardo.
Top notes: Unexpected Ride: Suddenly the air is filled with the aromatic freshness of Santolina with evocative and vibrant tones of resin: mandarin, cardamom, polygonum Heart: Riding free: Distinctive and intense notes of Opoponax, mixed with modern ambery accents of Neolabdanum, express virility, strength and forcelavender, geranium, ozone Base: Free your Passion: The sensuality of Vegetal Amber expresses a sillage full of character. Combined with primitive and deep notes of Humus this fragrance exudes the discovery of the unexpected.cedar, patchouli, amber
Availble in three sizes: Eau de Toilette 30ml, 50ml and for the real stallions 100ml.
Elegantly shaped with soft lines that gently curve into rounded shoulders, Wild’s clear glass flacon is tall and refined. Finished with a diminutive shiny black cap, the bottle is symbolically harnessed with supple black leather that draws inspiration from stallion bridals, saddles and bondage style straps. This bold design element, conceived by Dean and Dan Caten, underscores the contrast of the untamed concept of the scent that is captured within. The flacon uniquely transmits Dsquared2’s philosophy, by translating uninhibited sex appeal into an ultra chic and modern design.
Matthew Staton ‘Matt’ Bomer (born October 11, 1977) made his television debut with Guiding Light in 2001, and gained recognition with his recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck as Bryce Larkin. He played the lead role of a con-artist in the series White Collar from 2009 to 2014. Bomer won a Golden Globe Award and received a Primetime EmmyAward nomination for his supporting role as Felix Turner in the HBO television film The Normal Heart (2014). And since 2014 in the American Horror Story as Donovan.
Bomer featured in supporting roles in such films as the 2005 thriller Flightplan, the 2011 science fiction thriller In Time, the 2012 comedy-drama, next to Channing Tatum, MagicMike, and the 2014 supernatural-drama Winter’s Tale. He starred in the Dustin Lance Blackplay 8 on Broadway and at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre as Jeff Zarrillo, a plaintiff in the federal case that overturned California’s Proposition 8. Last year we could admire him, again next to Channing Tatum, in Magic Mike XXL.
This year we can watch him in the Magnificent Seven and The Nice Guys. And soon in Monty Clift, the story about Hollywood star Montgomery Clift.
Matt Bomer as Montgomery Clift. During production of A Place in the Sun, Montgomery Clift meets the woman who will become his closest confidant and best friend, Elizabeth Taylor.
In 2011 Matt Bomer married publicist Simon Halls. The couple have three sons, including a set of twins. He first publicly acknowledged that he was gay in 2012, when he thanked Halls and their children during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase HumanitarianAward. His comming out proved that it was the right thing to do. His fans didn’t leave him. They became more and more… he is more populair then ever. Also in 2012, Bomer was given an Inspiration Award for his work at the GLSEN Awards.
Matt Bomer on the Cover of MEN’s FITNESS January/February 2016
Now, Matt Bomer, seen as one of the most sympathic and kind people of Hollywood, is now coverman of MEN’s FITNESS… We don’t have to ask why!
Run to your local bookstore, before it is to late!!
MEN’S FITNESS January/February 2016 photoshoot by Doug Inglis
PHOTOGRAPHER: Doug Inglis
CELEB: MATT BOMER
GROOMING: DAVID COX
The grizzled Jacob Hoxsey looking immaculately dapper in a white vest, leg pads, and jock cup, for an afternoon game of cricket by Venfield 8.
Not even the bottle of Hildon mineral water can cool a 23-year-old model Jacob Hoxsey off from the California afternoon sun, so he strips down to his jock cup and less in a seductive game where he’s the only player. Photography by Venfield 8 for The Summer Diary.
Not even the bottle of Hildon mineral water can cool Jacob off from the California afternoon sun, so he strips down to his jock cup.
An outstanding archive of fashion and celebrity portraits by the photographerFrancesco Scavullo from the collection of his partner, stylist Sean Byrnes, will hit Sotheby’s online auction block next month – without reserve.
Earlier this year, our hearts leapt at the thought of purchasing a piece of fashion history when one of Kate Moss’ earliest shoots hit the online auction block. But we’ve got a lot more saving up to do, because on November 2, Sotheby’s will auction over 80 intimate images of celebrities, drag queens, athletes, and icons from legendary portrait photographer Francesco Scavullo’s dynamic archive.
Titled ‘Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty’, the auction spans four decades of Scavullo’s studio portraits. Born in New York in 1921, Scavullo spent roughly 30 years shooting Cosmopolitan’s cover girls, and this effortless glamour is well represented. The lot includes jaw-dropping shots of supermodels Lauren Hutton, Jerry Hall, Linda Evangelista, and musical icons Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer (above) rocking only their natural curls.
But what’s refreshing about Scavullo and his longtime collaborator and partner Sean Byrnes’ curation is that this vision of beauty is much more diverse than bombshells and beauty queens. There’s Brook Shields as a child, Lou Reed with leopard spotted hair, painted nails, and shaved eyebrows. There’s Blitz Kids Mathieu and Zaldy posing only in fishnets. There’s a snap of Caitlyn as Olympic champion Bruce. And of course, there’s John Waters’ drag superstar, who looks as if she’s letting out her triumphant Female Troubles’ rallying cry: “I’m so fucking beautiful I can’t stand it myself!”
Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty opens November 2 at 3 pm EST without reserve on Sotheby’s online auction portal and eBay. More information come into the beautiful world of Sotheby’.
With the release of Magic Mike XXL this week is like a holiday for Channing Tatum fans. And it’s about to get even sweeter. On wednesday, Vanity Fair released the cover for its August issue, starring none other than Channing and his alluring eyes. The snaps were shot by star photographer Annie Leibovitz, so fans are practically guaranteed the pictures inside the magazine will be just as hot.
When Channing wasn’t striking sexy poses or giving us a fun dance lesson, he chatted up contributing editor Rich Cohen about how thongs make him feel and his thoughts about his earlier work. Read on for some of his best quotes and a video of the wet shoot, then quench your thirst with Channing sexiest pictures.