Thierry Dreyfus is a leading lighting designer, based in France. He first came in to contact with stage lighting when he assisted the lighting designer for the Strasbourg Opera in the 1980s. His subsequent career has seen him create imaginative catwalk lighting for some of fashions biggest names, from Yves Saint Laurent to Helmut Lang. For Martine Sitbon, he recreated the effect of the pink and amber lights of Paris, for Dior Homme designed a theatrical, backlit effect with stroboscopic effects. The designer Ann Demeulemeester has worked with him since 1989. Alongside his catwalk shows, Dreyfus has created light projects for the French State Bank and has designed a range of domestic lamps and lighting. Dreyfus is due to have work published by Assouline in 2007.