Paris and Marrakech opening museums dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent
The museums will open their doors to the public in October, this was announced during a press conference Thursday June 9 in the French capital was held.
"When Yves Saint Laurent in 1966 Marrakech discovered, it was such a shock for him that he immediately bought a House there and returned there regularly. Now, fifty years later, it is totally natural to build a museum dedicated to his work, which this country so much is owed. What Paris is concerned, it is necessary to specify that it was in the French capital where Yves Saint Laurent has created all of his work and his career has built up, "said Pierre BergÃ©, Chairman of the Foundation BergÃ©-Saint Laurent.
The museum of Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, the city where the fashion designer regularly resided, was a demonstration of the importance of Morocco in his work, gave the Foundation in a statement. The museum will be in the neighborhood of the majorelle Garden that nowadays, with its Berber Museum, has become an inescapable place of the ochre city witnesses the 700,000 visitors each year.
This new building, with a total area of 4000 m 2, includes a permanent exhibition space with work by Yves Saint Laurent, a temporary exhibition space, an auditorium, a research library and a cafe-restaurant, several Moroccan media.
These two new museums are aimed at fashion and art lovers, but is also intended for a wider audience who like the work of Yves Saint Laurent, an important artist in the history of the twentieth century,.