The two passions that dominated the life of Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent, an Algerian from Oran who chose Paris as his city, discovered Marrakech with a first voyage in 1966: its colors, smells, contrasts, people, nature ‘shocked’ him so much that he immediately bought a house and an atelier where he could conceive his collections and regularly come back. “Therefore, it’s perfectly natural to build, 50 years later, a museum dedicated to his works, which owe much to this country”
The museum was designed by Studio KO, founded by Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier, who ideated various beautiful projects in Europe, Africa – many of which in Morocco – and in the USA. Informed by the archives of Saint Laurent, they were struck by curves running alongside straight lines, by the succession of delicate lines and clean cuts in his oeuvre.
“The museum combines two worlds that we are very familiar with and that are dear to our hearts: fashion and Morocco”, The façade of the building appears as an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks, forging patterns that recall the warp and weft of fabric. The interior, like the lining of a garment, is completely different: velvety, smooth and bright”
Foto: courtesy musée YSL Marrakech
From the number 235 of DDN. Go to the magazine section to browse the preview!