MOROCCAN AFFAIR: Yves Saint Laurent continues its love affair with Morocco. The Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent Foundation plans to open a permanent museum dedicated to Berber culture next year at the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a spokeswoman for the foundation said.
The exhibits will be displayed in the former workshop of painter Jacques Majorelle, which this year hosted a temporary show of Saint Laurent’s Moroccan-inspired designs. The late designer bought the garden and adjoining villa with Bergé, his partner, in 1980.
Before her death Nov. 5 at age 63, Saint Laurent muse Loulou de la Falaise created a special line of jewelry to be sold in the boutique located in the garden, which also carries ceramics and candles. Back in Paris, the foundation is currently hosting an exhibition of works by photographer Gisèle Freund. Its next show, in March 2012, will showcase costumes used in Japanese Kabuki theatre.