Hervé Pierre

Costume design

After graduating in art history and drawing (1984), Hervé Pierre studied fine arts at the Sorbonne University (Paris). In 1986 he was a laureate of the Fondation de la Vocation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. He won the Christian Dior Prize on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the House of Dior (1987). In 1987 and 1988, he attended the Écoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture and graduated at the top of his class in drawing and creation. In July 1988 he started his professional career at Pierre Balmain in the Haute Couture Studio alongside Erik Mortensen. In July 1991 he signed his first haute couture collection at Pierre Balmain and designed two more collections in January and July 1992. He first became involved with the world of dance when he made the costumes for Angelin Preljocaj's ballet Parade (1993). He also created the costumes for Le Parc at the Paris Opera (1994) and for La Stravaganza for the New York City Ballet (1997). In 1999 he designed the costumes for the ballet Verdiana by Patrice Bart at the Staatsoper Berlin. Since 1997, Hervé Pierre has lived in the USA, where he has worked for Oscar de la Renta, Véra Wang, Bill Blass, Lars Nilsson and Carolina Herrera, among others.

(Information as of 2023)