Museums about Yves Saint Laurent open doors

The museums open in Paris and his beloved Marrakech.

In Paris Tuesday, the Museum opens its doors, to the Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau, where the legendary couturier of 1974 to 2002 had to come up with his designs. In his beloved Marrakech, where he made his official residence in the Jardin majorelle, opens on October 19, also a museum about the fashion designer.

The Frenchman still counts as one of the greatest fashion designers of the twentieth century. Along with the couturiers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Hubert de Givenchy certain Yves Saint Laurent for years the French haute couture.

Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), began in 1955 as an Assistant to Christian Dior, which he succeeded two years later as head of the fashion house Dior. In 1961 he founded his own fashion house, in collaboration with his friend Pierre Bergé. From that moment he set a clear stamp on the fashion, with for example the trapeze dress, the tuxedo for women, the safari jacket, the women's trousers and the pantsuit. In 2002 Saint Laurent stopped with his work.

Now, fifteen years later, members of the public to the museum on his last workplace in Paris, where constantly changing exhibitions will be on the (emergence of the) collections that Saint Laurent is the author. Not only the garments themselves, but also accessories, sketches, photos and videos there will be the work of the master about the spotlight.

In Marrakech there is even a whole new museum built, only a few steps away from the Jardin majorelle, the cobalt blue-dominated by many tourist attraction. There are also a library, an auditorium, a book shop and a café. The modern building is located on the Rue Yves Saint Laurent in the Moroccan city.

The museums are both created by the Management Foundation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, which is also to the Paris Avenue Marceau.

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