Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) or Saint Laurent is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé in 1961. Considered one of the world's most prominent fashion houses, YSL is known for its modern and iconic pieces, such as its tuxedo jackets for women. Currently Saint Laurent specialises in a broad range of women's and men's ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes, fragrances and jewellery.
The Majorelle Garden is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by the fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it. Today, the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Musee Yves Saint Laurent. Since 2010, the property has been owned by the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, a French not-for-profit organisation and since 2011 has been managed by the Foundation Jardin Majorelle, a recognized non-profit organization in Marrakech.
In October 2017, the Musee Yves Saint Laurent was opened to the public as a tribute to the designer's legacy and his links with Marrakech. The gardens are a major tourist attractio in Marrakech, attracting more than 700,000 visitors annually. The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris showcases the couturier’s oeuvre in a historic building that housed the former couture house, via both a retrospective display of his fashion work and temporary exhibitions.
The Berber Museum
Musee Yves Saint Laurent