The Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent present 'Berber Woman of Morocco'
An exhibition that celebrates Berber textiles, art and jewellery
The late designer, Yves Saint Laurent who worked in Paris for most of his adult life, was always enthralled by Morocco. Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, even owned a series of homes in Marrakech and began collecting regional art and textiles there from the 1960s.
For the Fondation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent's new exhibit — which occupies Saint Laurent's former Parisian haute couture house — The Berber Women of Morocco features more than 200 items, including stunning textiles, jewelry, and ceramics, on loan mostly from the permanent collection of the Musée Berbère — a museum that Saint Laurent founded in Marrakech.
Displaying the survival of Berber culture, and how it weaved its way through history, the exhibition is a display of diverse and remarkable beauty.
Berber Women of Morocco will be running until July 20,2014 at Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris.