Morocco: Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Morocco remains one of the great loves of the famous designer Yves Saint Laurent. He visited Marrakech for the first time in 1966 and fell in love with the colors, aromas and the noise of the city and imperceptibly, they also affected his work. Yves Saint Laurent was so fascinated by this colorful city that he and his partner Pierre Berge bought a property that is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city today.
The Yves Saint Laurent Museum welcomes about 850,000 people a year, and inside it you’ll find a collection of the designer's most valuable works, as well as archival footage from his life in Morocco. The building also hosts opera performances, theater performances and literary readings.
The house is called Villa Oasis, and it has a garden called Majorelle, which is a real paradise - huge and impeccably maintained, planted with numerous species of cacti and palm trees. This used to be the personal oasis of the couple, as well as an architectural masterpiece. All visitors to the museum can enjoy the colorful marble floors, decorated arches, colorful tiles.
However, you can visit the house of Yves Saint Laurent only if you donate a fixed amount to the foundation created by Pierre Berge. Their library is decorated with Moroccan paintings, black and white photos of the couple's youth and, of course, books. Personal memories can be seen everywhere. The ceiling of the terrace is decorated with intricate plaster, and it is furnished with a leopard sofa and wicker chairs. The accent is the heart-shaped ashtray, which belonged to the first owner, and the view is overlooking the garden, where there is a small pond, in the middle of which a pavilion is built, which stores the dust of the world-famous designer.