Claire trained in fashion design at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom and has continued to make and design costumes for theatre, film and television. Over the years she has made costumes for many leading actors including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Her film credits include Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter. Opera and theatre commissions include productions for English National Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Chichester Festival. Claire is currently a Senior Lecturer at London College of Fashion UAL teaching on both BA and MA Costume for Performance programmes.