Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

High fashion in the setting that inspired it.

Marrakech, Marocco, Africa

Yves Saint Laurent is quoted as saying “Before Marrakech, everything was black.” Marocco was a great source of inspiration for the famous designer, which makes it the perfect location for a museum dedicated to his life and work. Opened in late 2017, the aim of the museum was to showcase the designer’s work and the collection comprises of couture, accessories, sketches and photographs. Confronting the question of whether a fashion designer is an artist head on, the exhibition starts with Saint Laurent’s iconic Mondrian collection from 1965. The museum spans his entire creative life, from 1957, when he succeeded Christian Dior at the Maison Dior in Paris, to 1961, when he founded his own fashion house at the age of 25, through to his retirement in 2002. This museum is for those who love fashion, for those who love art, and for those who want a bit of both. More information here: