The new Musée Yves Saint Laurent with a floor area of 4,000 m² (mYSLm) is to open its doors in Marrakech in autumn 2017.
YSL. Three letters that stand for the fascinating life and work of one of the greatest fashion designers. Yves Saint Laurent revolutionised fashion and dressed the most beautiful women. One of his credos for the catwalk was to combine colours, shapes and patterns from all over the world to create unique haute couture collections. This is perhaps why the world-famous Jardin Majorelle in Morocco was so close to his heart. The ideal place to showcase some of Saint Laurent’s work, which is managed by the Fondation Pierre Bergé.
The French Studio KO, founded by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, is responsible for the design and conception of the building in Marrakech. It is inspired by one of Saint Laurent’s most famous designs – the tuxedo collection for women.
Of the total of 4000 m² of floor space, 400 m² are to be dedicated to a permanent exhibition about Yves Saint Laurent. Some of his work will be showcased here; this comprises some 5,000 items of clothing, 15,000 haute-couture accessories and tens of thousands of sketches.
In addition, the new building will have a large terrace, restaurant and its own library containing some 5,000 books on fashion and design. The sanitary facilities will have toilets by designer-bathroom manufacturer Duravit: the wall-mounted toilets from the Darling New series by sieger design. A harmonious circular form and delicate edges are the hallmark of this design classic within the Duravit programme.