This fashion week after long preparation finally Yves Saint Laurent Museum for the first time opens the doors. Over fifteen years after the haute couture house closed, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris was open on October 3, 2017. It is located in the legendary hôtel particulier at 5 avenue Marceau where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002. The same building serves as the headquarters of the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. Across 450 m2, an ever-changing rotation of retrospective displays and temporary thematic exhibitions are present the Foundation’s rich and unique collection.
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris is focus on both the couturier’s creative genius and the process of designing a haute couture collection. Beyond its monographic ambitions, the museum seeks to address the history of the twentieth century and the haute couture traditions that accompanied a way of life that no longer exists.
Set designer Nathalie Crinière and decorator Jacques Grange, both long-time collaborators of the Foundation, have designed the exhibition spaces to recreate the original atmosphere of the haute couture house.
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris is the first museum of this scale dedicated to the work of one of the twentieth century’s great couturiers to open in the capital of fashion.