Yves Saint Laurent the late designer who rocked the fashion world with his creative genius is set to get two museums dedicated entirely to him and his work in Paris and Marrakech. Both museums will feature items from the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent which includes five thousand haute couture garments and fifteen thousand accessories, as well as thousands of sketches, collection boards, photographs, and objects.
The Parisian museum will be located at the historical couture house, 5 avenue Marceau. This was where Yves Saint Laurent designed and created his work for almost 30 years, from 1974 to 2002; and has been home to the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent since 2004. Stage designer Nathalie Crinière and interior designer Jacques Grange will conceptualize the exhibition space which will be refurbished in the style of the designer’s original couture house.
Meanwhile the Marrakech museum will be located on Rue Yves Saint Laurent near Jardin Majorelle, a garden that Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé saved from development in 1980. The conception of this museum will be led by French architectural practice Studio KO. Spanning over 4,000 square meters, the building will feature a permanent display of Yves Saint Laurent’s work staged by Christophe Martin, a space for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, a research library and a café & restaurant. This is a fitting tribute to the designer who travelled often to Morocco and often looked to it for inspiration.
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