Belgian costume designer An D’Huys makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season designing costumes for The Diary of One Who Disappeared.
D’Huys studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She was part of the design team for Ann Demeulemeester for more than twelve years. Her theatre costume designs incude All About Eve (West End), Network (Broadway and National Theatre), Hedda Gabler (National Theatre), Obsession (London, Paris and Luxembourg), Lazarus (London and New York Theatre Workshop), Medea (Vienna Burgtheater), The Damned (Comédie-Française), A Little Life, Husbands and Wives, The Things that Pass, Othello, Opening Night, Medea, The Fountainhead, Antigone and Kings of War (Toneelgroep Amsterdam, now Internationaal Theatre Amsterdam), A View from the Bridge (Young Vic, West End and Broadway), The Three Sisters, Poquelin, Summerfolk and The Cherry Orchard (TG STAN Antwerp) and The Misanthrope (Schaubühne Berlin).
De Huys’s opera and ballet designs include the ballets Quartet, Bitches Brew and Cassandra for Rosas, Brussels, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung for Opera Vlaanderen, Salome and Der Schatzgräber for Dutch National Opera, Così fan tutte and Boris Godunov for Paris Opéra and La clemenza di Tito for Polish National Opera and La Monnaie, Brussels. She has also designed costumes for several film productions including Jaco van Dormael’s Toto le héros and Patrice Toye’s Rosie.