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Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé shared a love of Morocco and began collecting Berber art in the ‘60s. In 1980, the duo purchased the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech and repaired it with the help of American architect Bill Willis. After some planning, The Berber Museum was inaugurated in painter Jacques Majorelle’s former studio.

For its new exhibit, “Berber Women of Morocco,” the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, which occupies Saint Laurent’s former haute couture house in Paris, features more than 200 items, including gorgeous textiles, jewelry, and ceramics, on loan mostly from the permanent collection of the Musée Berbère, a museum of Berber culture Bergé and Saint Laurent founded in Marrakech.

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Berber Women of Morocco

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent

5 Avenue Marceau 75116 / 33 (0)144316400

On view through July 20th, 2014

Photos courtesy of the foundation

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