Yves Saint Laurent Museums set to open in Paris and Marrakech next year

Yves Saint Laurent Museums set to open in Paris and Marrakech next year

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Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent

Celebrating Yves Saint Laurent's undeniable genius, museums in his honour will be erected in Paris and Marrakech. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

As an homage to legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, two new museums will be built to showcase his body of work that spanned four decades. Located in Paris and Marrakech, the museums include Yves Saint Laurent's full gamut of creativity from designer dresses to sketches and photographs.

Short cocktail dress by Yves Saint Laurent

In Paris, the new space will come from the revamp of the current Fondation Pierre Bergé - ves Saint Laurent. More than just a museum, the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent is the very spot in which the designer used to sit and create his works. Set to have an even larger exhibition space once the makeover is complete, visitors will be given a deeper insight into Yves Saint Laurent's world. The opening in Paris will coincide with the museum opening in Marrakech, a place favoured by the designer and often the source of inspiration for his creations.

"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," says Pierre Bergé, President of Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent. It feels perfectly natural, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country. As for Paris, who needs to specify that it is where Yves Saint Laurent created all his work and built his career?"

Yves Saint Laurent at his desk

The Yves Saint Laurent Mueseum in Paris will be located on 5 Avenue Marceau, while the museum in Marrakech will be located on Rue Yves Saint Laurent.