Frédéric Sanchez (born September 23, 1966) is a French sound illustrator and music producer. His work includes sound collages, mixes, original compositions, and sound installations.


Frédéric Sanchez’s career began in 1988, when Martin Margiella invited him to create the soundtrack for his first fashion show. Since then, he has worked with many designers and brands, including Hermès, Jil Sander, Loewe, Versace, Ferrari, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Prada, Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Berluti, Dior Homme, Moncler, Calvin Klein, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Armani… He collaborates every year with the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival.

He has also collaborated on major museum exhibitions and retrospectives – Jil Sander “Present tense” at Museum Angewandtekunst Frankfurt 2017 – Prada Foundation Venice “Art or Sound” 2014 and Prada Rong Zhai Shanghai “inauguration” – Loewe “Crafted world” – Shanghai 2024 .

Since 2016, with the extension of the internet, the Frédéric Sanchez studio has developed a business of original compositions for fashion, catwalk, advertising and digital content for its clients.

Since its creation in 2013 he has been included every year in online magazine The Business of Fashion’s list of the 500 key people shaping the fashion industry.

Art and collaborations

Frédéric Sanchez has designed several works and installations, exhibited in museums and institutions such as the Musée du quai Branly, the Musée du Louvre, the Mudam, the Grand Palais, the Foire internationale d’art contemporain (FIAC), and the Serge Le Borgne gallery. He has collaborated with visual artists and photographers Louise Bourgeois, Jack Pierson, Bettina Rheims, Francesco Vezzoli, Susanna Fritscher, and Orlan; film directors Larry Clark and Ange Leccia; architects Herzog & de Meuron and Odile Decq. In 2008, he curated the Gainsbourg 2008 exhibition at the Cité de la Musique. In 2010, he directed his first art film, Le Soldat Sans Visage.

Music and cinema

Frédéric Sanchez has supervised the music for several feature films, including Le Secret directed by Virginie Wagon in 2000 (winner of the Prix Michel d’Ornano at the Deauville American Film Festival), Intimité directed by Patrice Chéreau (winner of the Golden Lion at the Berlin Film Festival), and Die Frau des Anarchisten directed by Peter Sehr and Marie Noëlle (winner of the German Cinema Award for Peace at the Munich Filmfest).

In 2001, he released a music compilation featuring artists such as Mirwais, Fischerspooner, Chilly Gonzales, Peaches and Chicks On Speed25.