“When Yves Saint Laurent first discovered Marrakech in 1966, he was so moved by the city that he decided to buy a house here, and returned regularly. It feels perfectly natural, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country.”
A museum entirely devoted to the work of the legendary fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), will be inaugurated in October 2017.
The new building, situated on Rue Yves Saint Laurent and adjacent to the renowned Jardin Majorelle, spans over 4,000 m² and is more than just a museum. Designed by Studio KO, it features a 400 m² permanent exhibition space where the work of Yves Saint Laurent will be presented in a scenography by Christophe Martin; a 150 m² space for temporary exhibitions, a 130-seat auditorium, a boutique and bookshop, a café-restaurant, as well as a research library comprising 5,000 volumes.
The opening of the museum in Marrakech will coincide with the inauguration of a new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Paris, in the former fashion house and current headquarters of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent.