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22 August

Yves Saint Laurent Museums To Open In Paris And Marrakech

Today it was announced that two new museums are set to open in Morocco and Paris which will be dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent.  The Paris location of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent will be situated at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. The space will primarily house contemporary thematic displays, but the inaugural exhibition will feature around fifty Saint Laurent drawings, designs, accessories and films and provide insight into the clandestine world of a haute couture house. Longtime collaborators of the Fondation and set designers Nathalie Crinière and Jacques Grange will be tasked with creating the exhibitions interior and recreating the original feel and dynamic of the space. In Marrakech, Saint Laurent’s second home the museum will be situated in Jardin Majorelle, the site Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé saved from corporate destruction back in 1966. There will be a vast terra cotta structure designed by Parisian architects Studio Ko which is set to include a library, a concert hall, and an exhibition space.The space will house over 5,000 haute couture garments, 15,000 accessories as well as thousands of drawings and original sketches.