The Yves Saint Laurent Museum presents the work and the creative genius of the couturier as well as the process of creating a haute couture collection.
A creative genius
On October 3, 2017, more than fifteen years after the closure of the haute couture house, the Saint Laurent Museum opens. It occupies the historic private mansion at 5 avenue Marceau where the creations of Yves Saint Laurent were born for nearly 30 years, from 1974 to 2002. On more than 450 m2, a constantly renewed presentation, alternating retrospective route and thematic temporary exhibitions, reflects the richness of the unique heritage of the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
The Museum reflects both the creative genius of the couturier and the process of creating haute couture collections. But more than just a monographic museum, it also wants to witness the history of the 20th century and the haute couture that accompanied a certain art of living that has now disappeared.
Nearly 5,000 haute-couture clothes
The scenographer Nathalie Crinière and the decorator Jacques Grange, who have both collaborated on numerous Foundation projects, have redesigned its exhibition spaces in the original atmosphere of the haute couture house.
When it opened, the Museum was the first museum of this magnitude, dedicated to the work of one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century, to open in the fashion capital.
In addition to these two museums, the Foundation works daily to organize exhibitions of fashion, paintings, photos, etc. It is also committed to the conservation of nearly 5,000 haute-couture clothes, 15,000 accessories and no less than 50,000 objects. and drawings that belonged to the famous couturier. A unique heritage in the world!
The Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum is located in the building of his fashion house, whose haute couture activity ended in 2002.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris
1 Rue Leonce Reynaud, Paris 75016
Metro: Alma-Marceau (L9)
RER: Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Bus: 42, 63, 72, 80, 92