Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent
The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris was founded in 2002, following the retirement of Yves Saint Laurent and the closure of his House of Haute Couture. The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent is the accomplishment of forty years of creativity.
“I have always maintained that one must transform memories into a project, and that is exactly what we have done with this Foundation. And so continues an adventure begun a long time ago, before we knew what destiny held in store for us.”
The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, which has been an officially recognized non-profit foundation since December 5, 2002, was founded in order to: conserve 5,000 haute couture garments and 150,000 accessories, drawings and various objects which show the creativity of Yves Saint Laurent; to organize exhibitions of fashion, painting, photography, decorative arts; to support cultural, artistic and educational activities.
In 2010, the Fondation accepted the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech as part of its heritage.
Among the numerous exhibitions at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, some have focused on Morocco, notably: