Just days after Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello paid homage to the iconic fashion house with his Spring 2018 collection, another major tribute to Yves Saint Laurent debuted in the City of Light.
Today, the Musée Saint Laurent Paris officially opened it’s doors at 5 Avenue Marceau, the site of the brand’s historical couture house. And though it’s certainly not the first museum to honor the Algerian-born designer, it might be the most meaningful, as it was a passion project by Pierre Bergé, lifelong business partner—and one-time life partner—of Yves Saint Laurent himself.
Sadly, Bergé passed away on Sept. 8, just a few week shy of the space’s grand opening, but his mission lives on: to preserve and promote the creative genius of Saint Laurent’s work for the next generation of fashion lovers.
The space itself displays more than 50 works of couture created by the designer from 1974 through 2002, in addition to accessories and never-before-seen sketches, photographs, and videos from the fashion house’s archive.
Yves Saint Laurent’s personal workspace—where he dreamed up everything from the famous Pier Mondrian-inspired pop-art dress to the Le Smoking suit—will also be restored in its original style. The bright, neutral room featured a mirrored wall that allowed the couturier to see his models during fittings. And his work table is still covered in fabric swatches from his final fittings.
For closer look at the most beautiful displays inside the Musée Saint Laurent Paris, keep scrolling. And for more information on the museum, visit museeyslparis.com.
Booking a flight to Paris then, are we?