Bella Hadid and other fashion stars post loving tributes to photographer Patrick Demarchelier, 78

Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and other fashion icons took to Instagram on Thursday to post a tribute to photographer Patrick Demarchelier who died at the age of 78.

The model, 25, posted several photos from a Vogue China shoot alongside gamer and model Chu Wong that Demarchelier took for a 2017 issue.

‘I am grateful to have been lucky enough to be in front of your lens,’ Hadid wrote in the caption. ‘Most gentle, most legendary, soft but full of life. You will be missed Patrick. Rest In Peace. [broken heart emoji]’

Fond farewell: Bella Hadid and other fashion icons took to Instagram on Thursday to post a tribute to photographer Patrick Demarchelier who died at the age of 78

She continued, ‘and I got to shoot with one of my favorite people ever. @_chuwong. I will miss this day, and you dear Patrick…..’

Emily Ratajkowski posted several photos from a completely nude photo shoot she did with Love Magazine and Patrick back in 2017. In the one photo where she was wearing clothes, she wore a black leather frock that covered her torso.

Ratajkowski captioned the series of photos, ‘So honored to have worked with the legend and the most lovely @patrickdemarchelier you will be missed.’

Heartfelt: 'I am grateful to have been lucky enough to be in front of your lens,' Hadid wrote in the caption

Heartfelt: ‘I am grateful to have been lucky enough to be in front of your lens,’ Hadid wrote in the caption

Making her own tribute: Emily Ratajkowski posted several photos from a completely nude photo shoot she did with Love Magazine and Patrick back in 2017

Making her own tribute: Emily Ratajkowski posted several photos from a completely nude photo shoot she did with Love Magazine and Patrick back in 2017

Heartfelt words: Ratajkowski captioned the series of photos, 'So honored to have worked with the legend and the most lovely @patrickdemarchelier you will be missed'

Heartfelt words: Ratajkowski captioned the series of photos, ‘So honored to have worked with the legend and the most lovely @patrickdemarchelier you will be missed’

Her only clothes: In the one photo where she was wearing clothes, Ratajkowski wore a black leather frock that covered her torso

Her only clothes: In the one photo where she was wearing clothes, Ratajkowski wore a black leather frock that covered her torso

'Incredible': Hailey Bieber also paid tribute as she shared a snap of herself cuddled up to the famous snapper

‘Incredible’: Hailey Bieber also paid tribute as she shared a snap of herself cuddled up to the famous snapper

In memoriam: Heidi Klum shared a trio of magazine covers that had been shot by the late photographer to her Instagram account on Wednesday

In memoriam: Heidi Klum shared a trio of magazine covers that had been shot by the late photographer to her Instagram account on Wednesday

Cindy Crawford kept the tributes coming with several photos of herself including one for Vogue Paris and another in which she wore a bikini for Harper’s Bazaar.

‘Rest In Peace, #PatrickDemarchelier. Thanks for so many great memories and beautiful, timeless images,’ she wrote in the caption.

Demarchelier’s official Instagram account announced the news earlier in the day with a few photos of the beloved photographer over the years.

The caption read, ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31st 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Mia, his three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren.’

From one legend to another: Cindy Crawford kept the tributes coming with several photos of herself including one for Vogue and another in which she wore a bikini for Harper's Bazaar

From one legend to another: Cindy Crawford kept the tributes coming with several photos of herself including one for Vogue and another in which she wore a bikini for Harper’s Bazaar

Bikini shot: One photo showed Crawford in a bikini for Harper's Bazaar

Bikini shot: One photo showed Crawford in a bikini for Harper’s Bazaar

A number of familiar faces to the fashion scene responded to the news with heartfelt condolences.

Hairstylist Sam McKnight wrote, ‘Oh I am so sad to hear this. I had the BEST TIMES with Patrick, endless incredible iconic photos, wonderful memories, a lifetime of laughter, I have so much to thank him for, there will never be another. Condolences to his beloved family.’

Gigi Hadid kept it simple with a broken heart emoji, two full hearts and a fire emoji while artist Teddy Charles wrote, ‘The broken heart’ which is French for ‘broken heart.’

Tragic news: Demarchelier's official Instagram account announced the news earlier in the day with a few photos of the beloved photographer over the years

Tragic news: Demarchelier’s official Instagram account announced the news earlier in the day with a few photos of the beloved photographer over the years

A whole bunch of stars: A number of fashion icons took to the comments on Demarchelier's account's post to pass a long their condolences

A whole bunch of stars: A number of fashion icons took to the comments on Demarchelier’s account’s post to pass a long their condolences

Fashion designer Zac Posen made his own individual post of a black and white photo of a woman in a frilly dress leaning out a window with ‘Rip #patrickdemarchelier’ written underneath it.

Shoe designer Brian Atwood posted a picture of the photographer sitting on a stool with one leg crossed over the other.

He captioned the snap, ‘RIP @patrickdemarchelier. We lost a true talent and visionary #godspeed #patrickdemarchelier.’

Honoring Patrick: Fashion designer Zac Posen made his own individual post of a black and white photo of a woman in a frilly dress leaning out of a window

Honoring Patrick: Fashion designer Zac Posen made his own individual post of a black and white photo of a woman in a frilly dress leaning out of a window

Relaxed look: Shoe designer Brian Atwood posted a picture of the photographer sitting on a stool with one leg crossed over the other

Relaxed look: Shoe designer Brian Atwood posted a picture of the photographer sitting on a stool with one leg crossed over the other

Longtime photographer: Patrick Demarchelier was born in Le Havre, France on August 21, 1943. He worked actively as a photographer from 1975 to 2022

Longtime photographer: Patrick Demarchelier was born in Le Havre, France on August 21, 1943. He worked actively as a photographer from 1975 to 2022

Patrick Demarchelier was born in Le Havre, France on August 21, 1943. He worked actively as a photographer from 1975 to 2022.

Demarchelier shot for nearly every major fashion magazine including Vogue, Glamour, Elle and other non-fashion related outlets like Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Life.

The Normandy native dealt with controversy later in his life when, in 2018, seven women accused Demarchelier of sexual misconduct.

He responded to the claims at the time saying, ‘People lie and they tell stories. It’s ridiculous.’ Despite his vehement denials magazine publisher Condé Nast, which own Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair and others, ended its professional relationship with the photographer.

Complicated legacy: The Normandy native dealt with controversy later in his life when, in 2018, seven women accused Demarchelier of sexual misconduct

Complicated legacy: The Normandy native dealt with controversy later in his life when, in 2018, seven women accused Demarchelier of sexual misconduct

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