If there was one attraction we couldn’t miss it was the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The museum opened on On September 18, 2017 in Yves Saint Laurent’s second home, Marrakesh. In fact, there wasn’t a place where he couldn’t be more creative than in Marrakesh.
Designed by STUDIO KO
The new Yves Saint Laurent Museum was designed by Studio KO. It was commissioned by Pierre Bergé who unfortunately passed away before the opening. The architectural studio is based in Paris / London / Marrakech. The architects have been designing single-family homes to date. You can imagine what such an assignment means for an architectural studio. With the completion of this contract worth 15 million euros, the architects are in line with those you will always remember.
Upon entering the entrance, visitors gather for the first time in the round interior, where they face a strong wall with the fashion initials of the designer. Behind it you get into the exhibition rooms.
The choice fell deliberately on the architecture studio, which focuses heavily on the light and color of its surroundings. For the construction local materials such as terra-cotta, Moroccan stone, marble and concrete were chosen.
Minimalism and materiality en point!
I especially like the café and its outdoor area with a pond. Here the visitor finds peace and is ideal to relax between sightseeing.
My highlight of the exhibition was the large room where some of his masterpieces are on display. There is also a large collection of jewelery. In that room photographing is strictly forbidden, so unfortunately I could not show you this.
The room is darkened and the mannequins are illuminated, with dramatic music playing in the background. A wonderful moment, which was the highlight of my visit.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
entrance fee 100 DHS
(it’s worthwhile to get the entrances of Jardin Majorelle and the museum seperately)