Vogue International editor Suzy Menkes described lighting designer Thierry Dreyfus as “the man who is making the City of Light live up to its name. The designer is the master of the soft glow, bright beams and laser lines. Dreyfus may be an artist with light, but he is too modest to give himself that title.
Dreyfus’ impressive runway CV includes lighting show for Dior Homme, Helmut Lang , Calvin Klein , Sonia Rykiel, Chloé, Marni and Jil Sander to Yves Saint Laurent’s retrospective “Haute couture” show. He has also worked consistently with Ann Demeulemeester since 1989.
Dreyfus’ commissions are not limited to shows however. In 2005 he was tasked with lighting the reopening of the Grand Palais in Paris. To do so he believed he had to “make people dream.” In 2006 made lights of fire in the fountains of the Château de Versailles, as well as creating an 80m high ladder for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for La Nuit Blanche. He was commissioned by Starwood to imagine specific and contextual light installations for the façades of Le Méridien in Shanghai and San Francisco.
At present he is compiling images for a planned published portfolio entitled “photography of light.”