Fashionistas feeling nostalgic about the fabulous days of the Mondrian dress will welcome the news that Yves Saint Laurent's legacy will be preserved in museum exhibitions in Paris and Marrakech, opening in autumn 2017. Both cities were dear to the late French fashion designer and his creative genius – he dedicated almost 30 years of his career to the French capital, while the Moroccan city moved him so much that he travelled there twice a year for inspiration from 1966 until his death in 2008.
The Paris museum is a renovation of the existing Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent at 5 Avenue Marceau, which has been used as Saint Laurent's atelier and office for more than 30 years. The museum will showcase items from an extensive archive of more than 20,000 couture pieces and accessories.
Yves Saint Laurent's oeuvre, including original sketches, design prototypes, and warehouse records, will also be on display, giving visitors a valuable insight into his innermost artistic processes. His personal archive of 5,000 haute couture garments, 15,000 accessories and thousands of sketches, photographs, and other keepsakes speaks volumes to his dedication to fashion.