Museum Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech will open in October 2017
We know a little more about Yves Saint Laurent museum, which will open in Marrakech, the city which the famous designer was discovered in 1966 and where he stayed regularly with Pierre Bergé.
If we already knew that the future museum will open its doors in the fall of 2017, the magazine L'Expansion Letter reveals today that it will be inaugurated in October 2017 by Princess Lalla Salma.
According to the same source, the timing of the next two inaugurations Moroccan and Parisian museums designed by the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent is being stalled in conjunction with French side the current Minister of Culture, Audrey Azoulay, daughter of the royal advisor André Azoulay.
The opening of Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris, in the historic fashion house avenue Marceau, will coincide with the museum to be located a few dozen meters from the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, reads in effect on the foundation's website .
Room exhibition, library, coffee ...
In Morocco, the new building, with an area of ??4,000 m2, will include a permanent exhibition space presenting the work of Yves Saint Laurent in an original scenography Christophe Martin, a temporary exhibition hall, auditorium, research library and a coffee shop.
"The temporary exhibition hall will accommodate artists, including Moroccans. The auditorium will host concerts and lectures, films on Saint Laurent there will also be broadcast" already confided Pierre Bergé in Morocco HuffPost in an interview late October. "The collection of the library will consist of four funds. It will include the Arab-Andalusian books, some dating from the twelfth century, books on botany, the Berber art and finally Yves Saint Laurent".
Last May, the French architecture firm Studio KO, led by architects Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, unveiled the first images of the model of the museum.
"The customer is briefly briefed us. Pierre Bergé wanted the project to be rooted in modernity and Morocco at a time. We designed the building as a creator who cut fabric for a dress with curves and lines, the like a drawing, white on black paper. the facades of the museum will be wrapped in a brick lining "had entrusted the two architects in charge of the project wallpaper.com site.