Marrakech Welcomes Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Dedicated to the work of the french fashion designer, the new musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) will open its doors in autumn 2017. the new institution will house an important selection from the fondation pierre bergé – Yves Saint Laurent’s impressive collection, which comprises 5,000 items of clothing, 15,000 haute couture accessories as well as tens of thousands of sketches and assorted objects, all currently archived in Paris
The building has been designed by the french architecture firm studio KO — founded by olivier marty and karl fournier. situated on rue yves saint laurent, adjacent to the jardin majorelle, the new structure spans over 4,000 square meters and features a 400 square meter permanent exhibition space, showcasing yves saint laurent’s work within an original scenography designed by christophe martin. other aspects include a 150 square meter temporary exhibition space, a 130-seat auditorium, a bookshop, a restaurant with a terrace, and a research library housing 5,000 books.