Musée Yves Saint Laurent.
By The Denizen
A museum dedicated to the works and life of French fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Rue Yves St Laurent
A museum dedicated to the works and life of French fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent is now open in the heart of Marrakesh, Morroco on none other than Rue Saint Laurent. A city that was known as the designer’s second home, the building was conceptualised by Studio KO and is located just a stone’s throw from the 12-acre botanical garden, Jardin Majorelle (one of the city’s most visited destinations) that was acquired by the designer and his partner back in 1980. Showcasing Saint Laurent’s fashion collections, the space also features a research library, an auditorium, a bookstore, temporary exhibition spaces and a terrace cafe. There is also a conservation archive that will house an extensive collection of clothing, haute-couture accessories and drawings.
The museum is spread across 4,000 square metres, with a lace-like Tetuan brick and granite façade that was inspired by one of the couturier’s jacket designs. The French architects not only gave reference to Saint Laurent’s work throughout the building, including in the entrance hall which was designed to evoke thoughts of a plush, velvet suit lining, but also traditional Moroccan style that can be seen in the stained glass windows and use of glazed bricks, laurel branches and oak.
There are more than 50 never before seen garments on display which add to the allure of this incredible new destination.