Exclusive first look at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Honouring a fashion legend
The first images of the planned Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) have been released. The museum, designed by French architectural firm Studio K, will showcase a complete collection of works by the iconic designer, including couture pieces to accessories and drawings.
Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's design ethos of juxtaposing straight lines with curves, as well as loose cuts against cleaner variations, the building will be primarily created from three major elements: terracotta, concrete and terrazzo. Highlights of the museum include exhibition spaces, an auditorium, a bookshop, a restaurant and a library.
"The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech succinctly mixes two universes which we know well, and which we both hold particularly dear: Morocco and fashion," Studio K said in a statement. "It is a great pleasure to work alongside the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent on such an ambitious project and contribute in our own way to the legacy of the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century."
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech will be located on Rue Yves Saint Laurent and is scheduled to open in autumn 2017.