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Musée Yves Saint Laurent

Paris & Marrakech

3 Oct 2017

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent opens two spaces this October, in Paris and Marrakech. More than 15 years after the haute couture house closed, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will open on 3 October. It will be located in the legendary hôtel particulier at 5 avenue Marceau where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly 30 years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002. The same building serves as the headquarters of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. The inaugural display will present approximately 50 designs alongside accessories, sketches, photographs, and videos. The former haute couture salons and the legendary studio where Saint Laurent worked will be opened to the public, offering visitors a glimpse of his creative process.

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm), will open its doors to the public on 19 October. Dedicated to the work of the great couturier, it will conserve a part of the collection belonging to the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, and is located a stone’s throw from the Jardin Majorelle, acquired by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. More than just a museum, the mYSLm will include a temporary exhibition space, a research library with over 6,000 volumes, a 150-seat auditorium, and a bookstore and terrace café. Find out more about the openings of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent spaces from their website.

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Hommage to Piet Mondrian, from the Autumn/Winter haute couture collection, 1965. © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Alexandre Guirkinger

Hommage to Piet Mondrian, from the Autumn/Winter haute couture collection, 1965. © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris / Alexandre Guirkinger

5 avenue Marceau Paris façade, 1982. © Sacha

5 avenue Marceau Paris façade, 1982. © Sacha

Yves Saint Laurent in the studio, 1986. © DR

Yves Saint Laurent in the studio, 1986. © DR

Musée Berbère. Fondation Jardin Majorelle © Nicolas Mathéus

Musée Berbère. Fondation Jardin Majorelle © Nicolas Mathéus

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech façade. Fondation Jardin Majorelle © Nicolas Mathéus

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech façade. Fondation Jardin Majorelle © Nicolas Mathéus

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