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Portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in 1964_©Fondation
A portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in 1964Fondation

Soon you can explore YSL’s studio for the first time

Alongside a new museum venture in Marrakech, the house’s current Paris location is set to open up the designer’s couture salon to the public

Following on from a showcase of some of the designer’s most iconic work earlier this year in County Durham, it’s been announced that the Yves Saint Laurent archive has found not one, but two permanent homes.

Based in the city Saint Laurent made his second home, Marrakech, and located appropriately on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, the expansive 4,000 square foot space will exist just a stone's throw away from Jardin Majorelle, the garden that Saint Laurent himself saved from development in 1980 with partner Pierre Bergé.

Also set to open in Autumn 2017 and headed up by the Foundation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent and architects Stuido KO, is a revamp of the existing Paris location (originally opened in 2012). The houses home of couture for over 40 years will now allow visitors an access all areas glimpse into the workings of the exclusive couture industry with the opening up of the designer's salon and studio.

A source of constant inspiration for the designer from then onwards, the Moroccan city is an appropriate resting place for the archive, which comprises of roughly 5,000 couture items and 15,000 accessories, set to be displayed on rotation amongst the locations.