An D’Huys studied consecutively at Sint-Lukas in Brussel and the Antwerpse Modeacademie, Fashion Design. Since the 1980s she has been at work as a costume designer for various companies, such as New York Theatre Workshop (Lazarus), Schaubühne Berlin (The Misanthrope), The Young Vic (A View from the Bridge), TG STAN in Atwerp (Three Sisters, Poquelin, Brandhout, Zomergasten, Bedrog), Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Otello, Opening Night, Kinderen van de Zon, Husbands, Medea, The Fountainhead, Antigone, Kings of War), Toneelhuis, and De Roovers. For the Vlaamse Opera she designed costumes for Ivo Van Hove’s productions of Wagner’s The Valyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods. An D’Huys also is the designer behind costumes for Quartet, Bitches Brew, and Cassandra by the Brussels-based dance company Rosas.
In addition, D’Huys also did work for the film world, contributing to: Toto le héros by Jaco Van Dormael, Rosie by Patrice Toye, De Suikerpot by Hilde Van Mieghem, and for the television: In de Gloria by Jan Eelen, Moeder Waarom Leven Wij? by Guid Hendrickx, Het Verdriet van België by Claude Goretta. Together with Lieve Pynoo, she designed costumes for Frank Van Passel and Peter Van Den Eede’s Poes Poes Poes. She was also part of the Ann Demeulemeester design team for 11 years.
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