Five thousand pieces of haute couture and 15,000 acessories, as well as photographs, sketches and press clippings make up the astounding collection of Yves Saint Laurent.
Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent has recently announced it will open two new museums dedicated to the designer, in Paris and Marrakech.
The Paris museum will be on 5 avenue Marceau in the 16th arrondissement, which has housed the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent since 2004. The collection will look inside the workshops, highlighting the rich process of haute couture and plunging the visitor into the world of the iconic fashion house.
The second museum will take its place in Marrakech, the city that held an important place in Yves's heart and inspired so many of his collections. Based on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, near his beloved Marjorelle garden (that already welcomes over 700, 000 visitors yearly), the 4,000m2 building will have host both a permenant and temporary exhibition space, library, and a café and restaurant.
The Paris museum is expected to open in October 2017.