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Saint Laurent to open two new museums in 2017

The public will also be able to visit the designer's studio at the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation

By Andrea Tim | Published: 28 Jan 2016

Saint Laurent museum
Photo: Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent

By autumn 2017, Saint Laurent would have opened two new museums: one in Marrakesh on Rue Yves Saint Laurent near the historic Majorelle Garden, and the other in Paris' Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, which is being refurbished and renovated.

At the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, visitors will be able to walk through the designer's studio and couture salons, where Saint Laurent himself worked. Thousands of exhibits will be on display in an even bigger space after the renovations are completed.

The Marrakesh museum is no random location, either. It pays tribute to Saint Laurent's love for the Moroccan city, and will also display more of his work. The nearby Majorelle Garden, built by Jacques Majorelle was bought by Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980 to preserve its historical and cultural value – otherwise, development plans would have seen the garden replaced by a hotel. Saint Laurent even had a home (Villa Oasis) in Marrakesh and after his death in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the garden there.

Related: Hedi Slimane to show part of Saint Laurent AW16 collection in Hollywood
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