Who was Yves Saint Laurent?

During your trip to the imperial city of Morocco, a visit to the prestigious Musèe Yves Saint Laurent, located in Marrakech, is a must.

Yves Saint Laurent was born on 1 August 1936 in Oran, Algeria.

After finishing his studies at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute, Couture in Paris, in 1955, he was introduced to Chrisitan Dior by Michel de Brunhoff, the director of vogue Paris. After Dior’s death, Yves Saint Laurent took over as creative director of the Dior fashion house.

In 1962 he decided to found his own fashion house, inspired by the modern woman.

The history of the Musèe Yves Saint Laurent

The museum first opened on 19 October 2017. It is located in a street that had already been named after the fashion designer, Rue Yves Saint Laurent, near the Majorelle Gardens, which was Saint Laurent’s home in Morocco, and was turned into a garden after his death.

Karl Fournier and Oliver Marty, founders of the French architecture firm, designed the Musèe Yves Saint Laurent, covering an area of 4000m2. Reflecting the Moroccan architecture, the museum doesn’t have windows on its façade.

What to expect from the museum?

The museum has a room displaying the designer’s works, including pictures, videos, drawings, 30,000 accessories and over 7,000 clothes from Yves Saint Laurent’s personal collection.

In addition, there is a room dedicated to the French painter Jacques Majorelle, and another dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

There is also a conference room, a gift shop, a café and a bookshop.

If you would like to visit this museum, contact us, and enjoy one of our wonderful tours!