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The woven terracotta of Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 3:28pm Engel & Völkers Vancouver

During 40 years,  Yves Saint Laurent developed a style that was his own. By accompanying the liberation of women, the many iconic garments he designed have become part of the history of the 20th century that today showcase ar the YSL Museum in Marrakech. Yves first discovered Marrakech in 1966, and became  inspired by the beauty of the country that he returned regularly. 

It felt natural to create a space to showcase YSL legacy together with his love for Marrakech. Architecturally speaking, the exterior incorporates terracotta brickwork designed to recall the wrap and weft of fabric, as well as curved and angular volumes in earthen-coloured terrazzo that French Architects Oliver Marty & Karl Fournier, made reference to the 'succession of delicate and bold forms that characterised the work of Yves Saint Laurent.'

The Museums interior includes a permanet and temporary exhibition spaces, a research library with over 6,000 volumes, a 150-seat auditorium , and a bookstore and terrace cafe.

In addition, the Museum houses a conservation archive and laboratory that will store and unkeep part of the extensive collection of clothing haute-couture accessories and drawings belonging to the Fondation Pierre Berge. 


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