A museum devoted entirely to the work of Yves Saint Laurent will open its doors in October 2017, in Marrakech.
This new building, with a total surface area of 4,000 m2, will be more than just a museum: it will include a permanent exhibition space presenting the work of Yves Saint Laurent in an original scenography by Christophe Martin, a temporary exhibition, an auditorium, a research library and a coffee-restaurant.
The museum will be located in the Yves Saint Laurent street, very close to the Jardin Majorelle, a garden that he has, with Pierre Bergé, saved from a certain disappearance and which is today a must-see in Marrakech with close to 700,000 visitors a year.
This public project, with a total area of 4000 m², provides 400 m² dedicated to the permanent exhibition Yves Saint Laurent. It is here that part of his legacy will be exposed: 5 000 clothes, 15 000 haute couture accessories and tens of thousands of drawings in an original scenography of Christophe Martin.
To enclose this remarkable heritage, the architects were inspired by the tuxedo for women: “The facade will be dressed in smooth bricks and satin terracotta, made in the Marrakech region. Arranged in a tight pattern, they reveal a pattern that recalls the fabric. Like a tuxedo jacket that surprises with a personalized lining, the Studio creates a captivating contrast between the inside of the museum and the exterior that is discreet. The walls and floors will be decorated with multicolored ornaments and fragments of stones. “
This new museum is aimed at fashion and art enthusiasts as well as a wide audience wishing to discover the work of Yves Saint Laurent, a major artist in the history of the 20th century.
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