Each autumn, Le Petit Palais hosts within its permanent collection, works by contempory artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers and video-artists) in order to advance its philosophy. The art of photography, considered until recently a lesser art, has finally been recognized as a fine art. This season, Le Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, presents a comprehensive selection of 400 photographs by the French fashion and celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier (b. 1943).
Robert de Niro, Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Gianni Versace, Naomi Campbell, Warren Beatty, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Janet Jackson, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Laura Bush, Président Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Susan Sarandon, Linda Evangelista, Ronald Reagan, Diana Princess of Wales are among those who have posed for Demarchelier.
Based in New York since 1975 and the official photographer of the Condé Nast group, Demarchelier has shot advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Céline, Tag Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste Lancôme, Guerlain, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Anne Klein, Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors.
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