Last year Saint Laurent relocated its couture salons and Parisian ateliers to the Hôtel de Sénecterre – a 17th-century Parisian town house set at 24 Rue de l'Université. Now, another move is underway as the iconic French fashion house reveals its plans to return to its roots on the Left Bank of the Seine river.

The Saint Laurent head office and showrooms will all relocate to the Left Bank, which is where the house was first founded by Yves Saint Laurent in 1961. The Saint Laurent HQ is currently located at Avenue George V, and will transfer to the Penthémont Cistercian Abbey, located at 37 Rue de Bellechasse.

The new digs date back to 1671 and feature 9,900 square foot, the abbey was recently being used by the Ministry of French Armed Forces. Restoration works will now get underway in preparation of the move, and will be overseen by Saint Laurent's artistic director Hedi Slimane. They are slated for completion by 2018.