The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Paris, France: The Lowdown

Fashion enthusiasts can now see the contribution and legacy of one of the world’s most revolutionary designers encapsulated in one spot.

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, located at 5 Avenue Marceau. It opened in October of this year!

That’s where you can see some of the designer’s most revolutionary and iconic pieces: Le Smoking, the safari jacket, the bougainvillea capes, and the pea coat, among them.

Le Smoking Jacket by Yves Saint Laurent

The Safari Jacket by Yves Saint Laurent
The genesis of the museum stems from Pierre Berge, the designer’s long-term business and romantic partner.He archived material and turned the company’s headquarters into a museum.

You actually get to walk into the studio where Yves Saint Laurent sketched, conducted fittings, selected fabrics and collaborated with his staff. Black and white photographs of the designer at work in the studio cover the walls.

Being in the same room with the designer’s pieces will drive fashionistas gaga! Even if you are not a fashionista, you will gain an appreciation for work that goes into designing both haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces.  You will also undoubtedly gain an appreciation for the genius of Yves Saint Laurent

The Bougainvillea cape.

A vintage photo of Yves Saint Laurent conducts a fitting with a model and his staff in his studio at 5 Avenue Marceau in Paris. This photo appears at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris. Credit: Yves Saint Laurent Museum

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 11AM-6PM. On Fridays the museum remains open until 9PM.

A companion museum recently opened in Marrakech.

If you want to grab a bite to eat at a typical Parisian brasserie, before or after your visit to the museum, check out Brasserie Balzar:

Brasserie Balzar, Paris, France:  The Lowdown!

For more on the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris, click on the link below:

That’s the Lowdown!


3 thoughts on “The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Paris, France: The Lowdown

  1. You are so talented Mikey B. ! I have learned so much from your blog! I feel like I actually travel to these exotic locales! Thank you! – Tia Jensuski


    1. Tia, thank you so much. You have confirmed that I have achieved my purpose. The blog’s aim is to serve as a point of reference for people who want to learn about different places or who may be planning an upcoming trip. Hope you continue to enjoy and please keep reading! Blessings, Mikey B.


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