Museum on Yves Saint Laurent to open in Marrakech

French-Algerian Stylist lived for decades in 'Ochre city'

12 July, 17:09

    RABAT - A museum dedicated to the French-Algerian stylist Yves Saint Laurent is to open in Marrakech on October 2017. 

    A second museum in the renovated headquarters of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris will also be inaugurated at the same time. Together, the two museums will enable the foundation to display a total of 5,000 haute couture outfits, 15,000 accessories and hundreds of sketches, photographs and other items pertaining to the activity of the late designer who owed much of his inspiration to Morocco and the 'Ochre city'.

    Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Bergé lived in Marrakech from 1966.

    The new museum will be located near to the Majorelle gardens, where the stylist spent his final years and which already draws 700,00 visitors a year. It has been designed by architects Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier of the firm KO in keeping with traditional local culture.

    The museum will extend over 4,000 sqm and have exhibition spaces for artists, a small auditorium, a library and a café-restaurant. 

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