A new museum, dedicated to the great Yves Saint Laurent, is due to open doors in September this year in one of the sightseeing points in Marrakesh. The Majorelle Garden, which the designer and his partner Pierre Bergé save from destruction in the 1980s, will today transform into the living memory of Saint Laurent’s unabating love for Morocco.
The idea about creating the museum comes from Pierre Bergé himself and is financed by the Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. The architectural plan is by the French Studio Ko, who recently designed Balmain’s flagship store in New York, and is estimated at €15 million.
Yves Saint Laurent’s love for Marrakesh starts in 1966 and according to Pierre Bergé’s words, both of them never left the city. “This city never ceased to inspire the life and work of Saint Laurent, especially in discovering colours”, adds Bergé.
The collection of the museum is comprised of five thousand looks from Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture collections, 15 thousand accessories and several thousand drawings and Polaroid photographs. The place is to include a café, a library and a lecture hall.
And yet another space, dedicated to the great French designer, is about to start welcoming the admirers of Yves Saint Laurent’s style. The museum in Paris is located in the emblematic house at 5, Avenue Marceau, where the prominent designer creates his collections for more than 30 years from 1974 to 2002. After the renovation of the museum, fashion fans will be able to get closer to the rich heritage of the museum and its ever-growing collection. Going through the separate halls of the studio, the visitors will be able to take a look at the separate steps of the artistic process that hides behind the style of the fashion house.
A ticket to Marrakesh in September? Or maybe to Paris? We let you choose on your own.
Text: Ivayla Vlahova