Meriem Bahri

Meriem Bahri is a French and Tunisian costume designer praised by the press for her “gorgeous and evocative”, “spectacular” and “sumptuous array of period-perfect” costumes (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, respectively). After completing a PhD in science (2010, Université de Lille), she turned to her great passion for costumes when she moved to Chicago. She collaborates regularly with groups specializing in early music like The Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company and The Boston Early Music Festival. Meriem Bahri has also brought her designing skills to the Beethoven Festival, the Laboratory School, Wheaton College, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Balam Dance Theater, International Voices Project, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Ensemble Dal Niente, Nordic Baroque Dancers and Opera Lafayette. Meriem Bahri is also an illustrator, providing unique, custom-made drawings under the name of WERIEM.