The exhibition will display historical caftans, photographs, and fabrics from the personal collections of Yves Saint Laurent and Serge Lutens.
Rabat – The historic Dar El Bacha museum in Marrakech is to hold an exhibition celebrating Moroccan fashion and beauty as seen through the eyes of French designer Yves Saint Laurent and perfumist and photographer Serge Lutens. The exhibition is set to last from July 25 to January 20, 2020.
Both Saint Laurent and Lutens spent considerable amounts of time in Morocco, especially in Marrakesh. The city, its architecture and inhabitants served both artists as a source of inspiration for their crafts.
Yves Saint Laurent has also contributed to the city’s heritage through the acquisition and renovation the house of Orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle, which now stands as one of the city’s most important attractions, the Majorelle museum and gardens.
The exhibition is organized by the Dar al Bacha museum in conjunction with The Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Bergé foundation, as well as the Serge Lutens foundation. It will showcase a collection of caftans, a traditional Moroccan garment, acquired by Saint Laurant and his business partner Pierre Bergé. The Caftan, in addition to other traditional Moroccan artefacts, served as an inspiration for many of Saint Laurent’s high fashion designs.
In addition, a collection of photographs taken by Lutens showcasing traditional Moroccan beauty products and rituals will be shown next to a collection of Moroccan fabrics dating back to the 18th century.