Piet Paris was born Pieter 't Hoen in the Hague, Netherlands in 1962. He uses Piet Paris as his professional name. He lives in Amsterdam.
Piet received a BA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands, where he studied painting as well as fashion design and illustration.
He has had several solo exhibitions in Amsterdam and his illustrations have appeared in such publications as "Fashions for Fat Women" (Cantecleer 1990) and "Handbags, A Lexicon of Style" by Valerie Steele in 1999. Many magazines have included his work, such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire and he also covers fashion for De Telegraaf, the Dutch daily newspaper.
Among Piet's corporate clients are Amici, Elektra Records, Estee Lauder, Gasunie, Gem Kingdom, Georgette Koning, MAC Cosmetics, Oililly, Peek and Cloppenburg and Studio Edelkoort.