Fashion, art and history

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“In Morocco, I realized that the variety of colors I use is the same as the Zelliges, Zouacs, Dijellabas and Caftans. The daring seen in my work since then, I owe this country, its energy harmonies, its audacious combinations , to the fervor of her creativity.This culture became mine, but I did not content myself with just absorbing it.I took it, transformed it and adapted it.

It was with these words that the stylist Yves Saint Laurent described the influence that the city of Marrakech had throughout his work. And to permanently perpetuate the relationship between one of the greatest fashion designers in history and the iconic city located in Morocco, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech was officially inaugurated.

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The museum, which is located in a building with more than four thousand square meters is dedicated to the work of the stylist and houses part of the collection belonging to the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent.

Among the highlights of the project, there is a permanent exhibition space that shows the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent. The museum also houses a temporary exhibition space, with the first exhibition dedicated to the painter Jacques Majorelle, a research library with more than six thousand volumes, an auditorium with capacity for 150 people and a restaurant with bookstore and terrace.

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“When Yves Saint Laurent first discovered Marrakech in 1966, the city moved him so much that he immediately decided to buy a house here and return regularly. It seems perfectly natural, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his work, so inspired in this country “said Pierre Bergé, cofounder of the famous fashion house.

The opening of the museum in Marrakech takes place one month after the opening of the museum, which is located in the old fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent, 5 Avenue Marceau. These two new museums will attract fashion and art enthusiasts as well as a broader audience interested in discovering the revolutionary fashion of Yves Saint Laurent and its importance to the history of the twentieth century.

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