HRH Princess Lalla Salma chaired, on Saturday, the inauguration Ceremony of the “Marrakech Yves Saint Laurent” Museum.
At the Museum’s main entrance, HRH Princess Lalla Salma cut the inaugural ribbon and was greeted by the guests of honor before posing for a souvenir photo.
Her Royal Highness visited the temporary exhibition of “Jacques Majorelle and Morocco”, the permanent exhibition room “Yves Saint Laurent”, the shop, the gallery of photos and the private library of the late Pierre Bergé.
HRH Princess Lalla Salma also visited the Auditorium Pierre Bergé, where Her Royal Highness was greeted by violinist Renaud Capuçon, before posing for another photo souvenir.
Upon her arrival at the Museum, HRH Princess Lalla Salma reviewed a section of the Auxiliary Forces that paid the honors, and was greeted by minister of Culture and Communication, Mohamed Laaraj, ambassador of France in Rabat, Jean-François Girault, Wali of the Marrakech-Safi region, Abdefettah Lebjioui, president of the Marrakech city Council, Mohamed Larbi Belcaid, and president of the Marrakech prefecture Council, Jamila Afif.
Her Royal Highness was also greeted by president of the “Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent” Foundation, Madison Cox, members of the board of directors of the same foundation, members of the scientific committee and several personalities from the Maison Saint Laurent.
Located near the famous Majorelle Garden, the Marrakech Yves Saint Laurent Museum (mYSLm) is a cultural center that will highlight an important aspect of the Moroccan culture.
With a total area of nearly 4,000 m2, this Museum is dedicated to the French fashion designer and his work, known for his love of Marrakech since he discovered it in 1966. The facility includes a permanent exhibition space of 400 m2, presenting the work of Yves Saint Laurent in an original scenography by Christophe Martin.
The museum also houses a temporary exhibition hall of 150 m2, a 130-seat auditorium, a bookshop, a café-restaurant with a terrace and a research library of 5,000 books dedicated to literature, poetry, history and the Andalusian-Arabian geography, botany, Berber culture, Yves Saint Laurent’s work and fashion.
mYSLm is home to a part of the “Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent” collection, which includes haute couture clothing and accessories, as well as drawings and various objects.
MAP 14 October 2017