Two museums dedicated to the work of the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will open in Paris and Marrakech, in September 2017, to give to fans a closer look at his career, designs, and life in the atelier. Saint Laurent’s long-time partner, Pierre Bergé, has announced his wish to create museums in Paris and one in Marrakech becouse the designer had his second home there.
The one in Paris, will be the renovation of the 5 Avenue Marceau Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent. The space, was the Saint Laurent’s atelier and office for more than 30 years, to create the museum it will be fully recreated in its original style, giving visitors the opportunity to experience Saint Laurent’s studio as he was sketching and designing. The building will include the exhibition of more than 20,000 couture pieces and accessories.
The second one in Marrakech, located in Rue Yves Saint Laurent near the famous Jardin Majorelle. The museum will expose designer’s creations, exhibitions, a library, a café and a restaurant. Bergé explained the decision to erect a fashion-based museum: “When Yves Saint Laurent discovered Marrakech in 1966, he was so moved by the place that he decided to buy a house and regularly go back there. It feels perfectly natural, 50 years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country.”