PERMANENT EXHIBITION

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

MORE THAN JUST A RETROSPECTIVE FEATURING
THE ESSENTIAL WORK OF YVES SAINT LAURENT – THE PEA COAT, THE MONDRIAN DRESS,
‘LE SMOKING’ AND THE SAFARI JACKET – THE EXHIBITION, ROOTED IN MARRAKECH,
IS A VOYAGE TO THE HEART OF WHAT INFLUENCED THE DESIGNER

More than just a retrospective featuring the essential work of Yves Saint Laurent – the pea coat, the Mondrian dress, ‘le smoking’ and the safari jacket – the exhibition, rooted in Marrakech, is a voyage to the heart of what influenced the designer.

Fifty pieces chosen from the collection will be displayed around themes dear to Yves Saint Laurent – Masculine-Feminine, Black, Africa and Morocco, Imaginary Voyages, Gardens and Art – offering an original interpretation of the couturier’s work using garments that, until now, have rarely been seen by the public. The garments on display will be rotated regularly, in order to ensure their conservation and to constantly revive the exhibition.

The museum scenographer Christophe Martin has highlighted the displayed pieces against a black and minimal background. The garments are seen alongside immersive audiovisual elements – sketches, photographs, runway shows, films, voices and music – that, by offering a sort of dialogue with the garments, reveal the couturier’s creative process and invite us into his world.


TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Gallery

Gallery

The theatre lobby

In the theatre lobby, one sees the important work
done by yves saint laurent
for the theatre, ballet, cabaret and cinema

From the beginning of the 1950s until the end of his career, the couturier was greatly influenced by the stage and screen, as seen by a selection of sketches, drawings and photographs of the costumes he designed for them. He worked alongside Roland Petit, Claude Régy, Jean-Louis Barrault, Luis Buñuel and François Truffaut. His costumes were worn by Jean Marais, Zizi Jeanmaire, Arletty, Jeanne Moreau, Isabelle Adjani and Catherine Deneuve, who would become one of his closest friends.