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Yves Saint Laurent Museums Will Open In Paris and Marrakesh

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Ceyda Arınç
Ceyda Arınç
24/05/2016
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Two separate museums dedicated to the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, are on the way to open their doors in the fall of 2017 in both Paris and Marrakesh.  The new formation will hold very important selection of the artist currently archived in Pierre Berge Foundation in Paris. 5,000 clothes, 15,000 YSL haute couture accessories, and tens of thousands of YSL drawings and a variety of objects seek to present an impressive visual feast to the fans.
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The new building in both cities comes in the form of cubic lines which resembles the visual of fabric textures  built by the french architecture firm; Studio KO that Olivier Marty ve Karl Fournier are the founding partners of. The museum will be on the 5 Avenue Marceau in Paris and adjacent to the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh.

 

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4000 m² of permanent exhibition area will exhibit the artist’s works and 150 m² temporary exhibition area will hold 130 people auditorium, a bookstore, a restaurant with terrace and a research library of 5000 books.

 

Photo: Horst P. Horst, Vogue, August 1980

Photo: Horst P. Horst, Vogue, August 1980

Exterior of the building is built with terra-cotta bricks made from Moroccan earth stones and the interior resembles the texture of a haute couture jacket with bright velvety and smooth appearance.

YSL fans know it quite well, the designer discovered Marrakesh in 1966, adored the place and bought a house there in order to go back and forth.  The museum about to open adjacent to the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh, was saved by YSL and Berge in 1980 while the garden was under development. The site is now a popular tourist attraction and a museum dedicated to Berber culture and also where YSL’s ashes were distributed after his death in 2008. The museum in Paris will open on the 5 Avenue Marceau where Pierre Berge Foundation is built YSL held as office for 30 years.

 

 

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