September 27, 2020

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Paris is ready: the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum is here

Paris is ready: the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum is here

The Parisian museum is hosted in the historical couture house, 5 avenue Marceau, where Yves Saint Laurent designed and created his work for almost 30 years, from 1974 to 2002; and home to the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent since 2004.

The public will explore the richness of this heritage through a constantly updated display of the collection.

By walking through the former haute couture salons and Yves Saint Laurent’s studio, visitors will experience the essence of the creative process within the haute couture house.

The public will explore the richness of this heritage through a constantly updated display of the collection. By walking through the former haute couture salons and Yves Saint Laurent’s studio, visitors will experience the essence of the creative process within the haute couture house.

Stage designer Nathalie Crinière and interior designer Jacques Grange, who both collaborated on numerous of the Fondation’s past projects, will rethink the exhibition space, an area to be doubled in size and refurbished in the style of the designer’s original couture house.

Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent ensures, first and foremost, the conservation of the designer’s 40 years of creativity (1962-2002). Its collection comprises five thousand haute couture garments and fifteen thousand accessories, as well as thousands of sketches, collection boards, photographs, and objects. To this day, this collection has no equivalent in the international haute couture milieu. A real pioneer, Yves Saint Laurent is the only designer of his generation who decided to systematically archive his work since the creation of his couture house in 1961. From original sketches to prototypes, warehouse records to retailing books, the collection is unique in scope, scale and range. Heritage conservator Aurélie Samuel has just been named Director of Collections and joined the Foundation at the beginning of 2017.

 

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