On the Rue Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech

One of the places I really wanted to visit in Marrakech and was so excited in seeing was the YSL Museum and adjoining Jardin Majorelle. The weather was beautiful that morning, located on the Rue Yves Saint Laurent. I had recently payed a visit to his museum in Paris and was now looking forward to making a comparison. Both museums were opened this year.

It only seems more than logical that there should be a museum dedicated to this great man in the city where he spent some years of his life. He came to Marrakech in 1966 and it was here in shall we say a bohemian styled lifestyle that he found a great deal of inspiration for his work.

The museum here is far different from the impressive city villa in Paris. The architecture is very contemporary with natural colors, blending into the city perfectly.  Oliver Marty architect paid tribute to Yves Saint Laurent’s work by composing the building like a cloth.

The exhibition itself is very calm with an obvious connection between the artist and the Moroccan culture. Not a huge collection and does not overwhelm, but lovely all the same. As I walk the museum it is pleasant to imagine how along the dusty narrow streets to the zouk haute couture was born. And there are some beautiful creations on show, I like very much the blouse with puffed sleeves with draped skirt and Moroccan hat with tassels. Must have been very innovative back in the ‘60’s. Very Bohemian! 

On the walls you see quotes of YSL projected. For example this one I like very much ‘Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance’. ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal ‘.

The influence that he made for women is very evident here. Just think of the tuxedo for women, oh so sexy! The photo of Catherine Deneuve his muse in it front of the zoek is a classic one.

“Marrakech taught me color”. Yves Saint Laurent.

As I am very much fond of primary bright colors I am dressing in my Marrakesh (really has the name) dress from J.Crew collection with Castaner espadrilles my Sunglasses are from ILLESTEVA the round-frame acetate and gold-tone is my current favorite. My KAYU leather-trimmed fringed straw tote in rainbow colors in my opinion complimenting the surroundings.

And for those of you who are fortunate enough to visit the YSL museum and iconic gardens in Marrakech, the Majorelle Gardens in the near future. Do not forget to pay a visit to the Berber Museum and charming restaurant on site.

Oh and arrive nice an early for the maximum tranquility!!