A new museum dedicated to the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent is set to open in Marrakesh, the city where he discovered light and color.
Designed by French architectural duo Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier of studio KO, the museum will cover 4,000 square metres, and will provide a storage space for around 4,000 pieces.
“When Yves Saint Laurent first discovered Marrakech in 1966, he was so moved by the city that he immediately 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 this country.” said Pierre Bergé, President of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent.
The museum will feature a bookshop, research library, auditorium and a cafe.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Rue Yves St Laurent, Marrakech 40000
For more info visit www.museeyslmarrakech.com