TWO Yves Saint Laurent Museums set to open in 2017!
Yves Saint Laurent at his desk in 1976
If you’ve always wanted to get a feel for how Yves Saint Laurent worked it’s time to plan a visit to Paris in the fall of 2017. The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation is re-opening at that time, after a lengthy renovation, and will include the couturier’s studio and the former couture salons for visitors to visit!
Plan to spend hours pouring over the sketches, collection boards and viewing the 5,000 couture garments and 15,000 accessories which will be on display.
After your Paris visit head on over to Morocco to another Saint Laurent museum opening at that time in Marrakech on Rue Yves Saint Laurent near Jardin Majorelle – the site of the garden Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought in 1980. This exhibit features a permanent display of Saint Laurent’s work staged by Christophe Martin, a large auditorium, temporary exhibitions, a restaurant and a café.
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“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, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country,” Bergé was recently quoted as saying on WWD.
We are excited to celebrate the glory days of Yves Saint Laurent!