Claire Fleury - Costume and Fashion Designer since 2014.
With a profound history in dance and theatre, CF creates her designs with a stage in mind.
She uses vibrant textiles and easy going but structural silhouettes to create appealing styles for all genders. Cf designs and makes costumes for dance, theatre and nightlife, and garments for all occasions as long as it is something truly special.
She has made dance costumes for Antonio Ramos, Coco Karol, Yackez (Jon and Larissa Velez-Jackson), Tatyana Tenenbaum, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, and custom garments for Laurie Anderson and Susanne Bartsch, among others.
Her designs have been exhibited at Gibney Dance Center (November 2017) and, in collaboration with photographer Alesia Exum, at Boston University Gallery 808 (February/March 2018).
Claire Fleury was among four costume designers honored at the Bessie awards for performance and dance 2018.
Elizabeth Zimmer for Village Voice:
‘The gloriuously talented costumer Claire Fleury provide fuchsia colored garments that cover bits of the artists bodies, but not the naughty ones’ (for Antonio Ramos’ ‘Almodovar Dystopia’) 2017
‘The endlessly inventive costumes are by Claire Fleury’ (for Tatiana Tenebaum’s ‘Untitled work for voice’) 2018
‘The sublime Claire Fleury provides costumes’ (For Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith’s ‘Basketball’- voted as Best Dance of 2017 in the NY Times)
Cate McQuaid for the Boston Globe, on '"Future Memory" part of "Forms and Alterations" curated by Lynne Cooney at Gallery 808, feb 2018:
"Claire Fleury and Alesia Exum base the outrageous designs in their “Future Memory” video and clothing installation on glam, punk, drag, and rock performers. Gender is irrelevant: It’s all about pattern, cut, and catching the eye. Will a day come when we all feel free to wear our insides on the outside, as Fleury and Exum’s models declaratively do? Probably not. But they break ground for the rest of us."
David Noh, gay city news 2014:
‘She designs clothes that are joyously remindful of that fervent creative East Village period of the 1980s with their brilliant color palettes, edgy silhouettes, and effortlessly easy air of sartorial insouciance. Her creations are at once punk rock and haute elegance.’