YSL Museum to open in Marrakesh
The life and legacy of Yves Saint Laurent will be further celebrated in his adopted home of Marrakesh, Morocco, with the planned opening of a new museum at the famous Majorelle Garden in the exotic city.
The museum will display a number of the designer’s creations permanently, as well as house rotating exhibitions, an auditorium, bookshop, restaurant and a research library housing 5,000 books.
Composed of cubic forms and patterns resembling threads of fabric, new plans for the museum have been revealed by French architecture firm studio KO.
To ensure that each item remains preserved in archival condition, the Marrakesh museum will feature an air conditioning system complete with temperature and moisture control to display over 5,000 pieces of clothing and 15,000 accessories. This will include a host of collected sketches from Saint-Laurent’s body of work from between 1962 and 2002.
The new structure will sit alongside the iconic Majorelle Garden which is now a psychedelic desert mirage of 300 plant species, which was owned by Saint-Laurent in the final years of his life alongside his partner, Pierre Bergé.
Address: Rue Yves St Laurent, Marrakech 40090, Morocco
Hours: Open today · 8am–5:30pm