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Yves Saint Laurent's museum in Marrakech

Yves Saint Laurent's museum in Marrakech

Next fall, the city of Marrakech will have a museum about the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent.

Marrakech was a second home for Yves Saint Laurent, who used to spent lot of time in the city, in order to get inspiration. Once he said: “A visit to Marrakech was a great shock to me. This city taught me color”. That’s why, next fall, a 43,060-square-foot museum - designed by French architects Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier and their firm Studio KO - about his life and work will pay homage to the fashion designer housing over 5,000 articles of clothing and 15,000 haute couture accessories. It will be built next Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden in the Moroccan city's centre. Yves Saint Laurent’s former CEO, Pierre Bergé, has worked for ten years to keep the legacy Saint Laurent well-documented and available to the public. The collection will include thousands of sketches by Saint Laurent, one-of-a-kind objects, and a state-of-the-art preservation system that regulates moisture and temperature to ensure the preserved archival condition of each article of clothing.

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