July 24, 2017

Two new Yves Saint Laurent museums will open in October

Located in Paris and Marrakech, they will display the work of the famous French designer

The renowned figure of French designer Yves
Saint Laurent will be honored this year with the creation of not one, but two
museums. From October, two museums will open in Paris and Marrakech dedicated
to one of the most important designers in history. In Paris, the museum will be
located in the legendary headquarters of the fashion house at avenue Marceau,
where Yves Saint Laurent worked until his retirement in 2002 and current home
of the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, a 450 m2 building that
will display both retrospective showcases and temporary thematic exhibitions.
Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent’s meticulous conservation work, the Foundation
owns a large archive of more than 5000 haute couture pieces and hundreds of
ready-to-wear garments, in addition to sketches, client records, fashion shows
invitations, photographs, pattern samples and many other documents beginning in
the 60s.

The retrospectives will serve as the museum’s
permanent exhibition, rotating its pieces every six months for conservation
purposes. The first one will open from inauguration day until September 2018.
Then, the first temporary exhibition will open, named L’Asie rêvée d’Yves
Saint Laurent
(Yves Saint Laurent’s Imaginary Asia), which will focus on the
desginer’s Asian influences.

On the other hand, the Foundation Pierre Bergé –
Yves Saint Laurent will open the Museum Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech next
October 19th, located in a new 4000 m2 bulding. The
project seeks to operate as a cultural centre in which, besides the display of
around a thousand Saint Laurent garments, there will be exhibition galleries
(the first temporary exhibition will be dedicated to orientalist painter
Jacques Majorell), a library about bereber culture, an auditorium and a bookshop.

More information at http://www.fondation-pb-ysl.net/en/Musee-YSL-Paris-826.html