Remembering YSL

A cultural tribute to the life and legacy of the late French designer
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Fans of French designer Yves Saint Laurent can mark their calendars. Come October 2017, The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will open two museums in Paris and Marrakesh dedicated to the legacy of the famous designer.

Located in the historical couture house on 5 avenue Marceau, where Saint Laurent worked almost 30 years, from 1974 to 2002, the Parisian museum will host a constantly updated display of the designer's haute couture garments, sketches, collection boards, and photographs. Stage designer Nathalie Crinière and interior designer Jacques Grange plan to recreate exhibition area that will be twice as large as the existing space and refurbish the designer’s couture house in its original style

The larger museum in Marrakesh will be located on Rue Yves-Saint Laurent near Jardin Majorelle, a garden that he and business partner Pierre Bergé saved from development in 1980. Currently, it is home to a Berber cultural museum and cultural site that receives 700,000 visitors a year.

French architectural firm Studio KO is behind the 4,000 square meter space that will comprise a museum with a permanent collection of Saint Laurent’s work, a space for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, a research library, as well as a café and restaurant.



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