It was more than forty years ago when Yves Saint Laurent first began working at his atelier at 5 avenue Marceau in the 16th. Those doors have now been opened to the public, since as of October 3rd, the atelier has been turned into the namesake Museum Yves Saint Laurent. The hotel particulier location archiving thousands of samples and Saint Laurent’s legacy is accessible to the public and provides unparalleled insight into the life and creative process of the designer, barely a month after his former partner Pierre Berge passed away.
Coinciding with the opening of the Paris museum is another namesake Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh, housed in an over 4,000 square foot space. Saint Laurent’s former couture salons and studio will also be open for public viewing at the museum, allowing visitors to literally step into Saint Laurent’s studio as he last left it before retiring in 2002 and passing away in 2008.