Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent

The ties between Yves Saint Laurent and North Africa are rich and many. Born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent owned three residences in Morocco with Pierre Bergé over the course of his lifetime, following his first visit to Marrakech in 1966.

Color comes to the fore in this extensive collection of caftans, embroidered works and jewelry that celebrates the heart of Moroccan craftsmanship. Thirty-six caftans, from the 17th century to the 20th centuries, are on display including fine examples of the masculine caftan, those from the local regions of Tétouan and Fès as well as selections from Nour and Boubker Temli's prestigious collection. A brilliant cobalt blue background marks the setting, the same color of the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech which is patroned by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé and where the ashes of the legendary Parisian coutourier were scattered here following his death this year.


March 14th-August 31, 2008

5, avenue Marceau
75016 PARIS, France
+33 1 44 31 64 31