After studying at Ecole du Louvre and at the fashion school ESMOD (France), Laurence Chalou perfected her formation at La Comédie Française and at Berlin and Düsseldorf Operas.
She began her carrier as a costume designer for TV series (Les liaisons dangereuses, Van Gogh…) and worked as a manager for fashion stores.
Laurence pursued her career creating by designing costumes for performing arts and by working closely with the theatre director Bérangère Jannelle (La Périchole, Fra Diabolo, Amphitryon, 66 Gallery, Twelve Night) and the choreographer Dominique Brun (Le Sacre du printemps).
She also worked as a costume designer on numerous films: Claude Berri (Ensemble C’est Tout), Alain Chabat, (Rrrrr, Le Marsupilami), Luc Besson (Adèle Blanc-Sec), Jean-Pierre Améris (L’homme qui rit), Frédéric Forestier (Stars 80), Pascal Bourdiaux (Fiston), Jean-Jacques Zilberman, Guillaume Gallienne (Guillaume et les garçons à table)…
Laurence started to work with Philippe Decouflé with L’Autre Défilé followed by La Mêlée des mondes,
Their collaboration kept going with Contact, Wiebo and Courtepointe.