Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI
The Jardin Majorelle and the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent have the great honor to present, for the first time in Morocco, an exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent looks, inspired by the country he loved so much.
Yves Saint Laurent had always claimed that Morocco influenced his creations and it is clear that the Moroccans’ rich way of dressing did not elude him. He knew how to appropriate the djellaba, the jabador, the burnous, the tarbouch… to create his very own unique silhouettes. This exhibition, initiated and directed by Pierre Bergé, is homage by Yves Saint Laurent to the habitants of this country, to the Marrakech sky, to its colors and its light.
This exhibition will later be presented at the Fondation ONA at the Villa des Arts in Casablanca, from 5 April to 17 July 2011.
Curator Pierre Bergé
Designer Christophe Martin
On the occasion of the exhibition Yves Saint Laurent et le Maroc (Yves Saint Laurent and Morocco), for the first time at the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech from 27 November 2010 to 18 March 2011, Pierre Bergé remembers…
He remembers his arrival at La Mamounia with Yves Saint Laurent in 1966, the first rains, the first home they bought together, “dar el Hanch”, their discovery of Morocco, its light and the feeling of enchantment that still remains with him today, after the death of Yves Saint Laurent in 2008. He also remembers all the people who decided, as they did, to live in Morocco, the people that accompanied them, their grand love story, meetings and happiness.
Pierre Bergé looks back on the past and accompanies his commentary with numerous photographs (many of which have never been published before) along with drawings and watercolors by Lawrence Mynott, which together form a work that is sensitive, nostalgic and moving.