Fly by Private Jet Charter to Paris and Marrakech to Visit the New Yves Saint Laurent Museums
Of all the legendary 20th-century couturiers, Yves Saint Laurent, born in French Algeria in 1936, left an unparalleled legacy. The revolutionary designer reinvented the modern woman’s wardrobe, dressing her in pantsuits, peacoats and shift dresses and making ready-to-wear high design accessible to the public in a world of made-to-measure couture.
Luckily for fashion fans, Saint Laurent was also fastidious about archiving his oeuvre, methodologically preserving 20,000 pieces of clothing, accessories and drawings over the course of his career. This month, these coveted pieces go on display in two new museums – one located in Paris, the city where he worked, and the other in Marrakech, the city where he dreamed. To truly understand Yves Saint Laurent, you must experience both of his muse cities and luckily they’re just a quick hop away by private jet charter with Air Charter Service (ACS).
How to travel to the openings
While Paris and Marrakech may seem worlds apart, flying between them by private jet charter only takes three hours if you’d like to see both museums in one trip. ACS can arrange a private jet to Paris Le Bourget from London Luton to visit the Paris museum, which opened on 3rd October. Chartering a Citation CJ2 from London to Paris costs approximately $11,800 and the aircraft accommodates up to seven passengers.
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech opens next on 19th October and we can arrange charter flights on to Morocco: traveling from Paris to Marrakech in a Citation CJ2 costs approximately $21,500. This is just an example of what we can do – explore our aircraft guide to find the ideal aircraft for your party or contact us and a specialist will create a personalized quote.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Yves Saint Laurent was born in Algeria in 1936 and moved to Paris as a teenager to work for Christian Dior. After the two designers clashed, he launched his own label in 1966.
5 Avenue Marceau was the location of Saint Laurent’s Parisian atelier and office for the next 30 years. Since 2004, it has been the site of the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the designer’s work and legacy, where Saint Laurent’s archives have been carefully preserved in museum-like conditions.
The historic building now hosts the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The space has been transformed into the style of Saint Laurent’s original studio, transporting visitors back to the beginnings of the world-famous fashion house. Showcasing an unprecedented career retrospective until September 2018, it is the first museum of its size in Paris devoted to one of the great fashion designers of the 20th Century.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
While Yves Saint Laurent’s atelier was based in Paris, his soul belonged in Marrakech, the city he claimed taught him color, draping and caftans. Housed in a sweeping 13,000 square-foot space – a low-slung, sandstone building inspired by Moroccan homes and Saint Laurent’s aesthetic – the museum holds thousands of pieces, each hand selected by his life and business partner, Pierre Bergé, who sadly passed away on 8th September, 2017.
Yves Saint Laurent first traveled to Marrakech with Bergé in 1966. They were so taken by the city that by the time they left, they had already begun buying a house. During that trip, they also discovered a beautiful garden called Jardin Majorelle, originally created in the 1930s by French painter Jacques Majorelle. The couple eventually purchased the property and moved into the villa on its land. When Yves Saint Laurent passed away in 2008, his ashes were scattered over the rose garden. Today, Jardin Majorelle is open to the public, showcasing the beautiful gardens as well as the couple’s collection of Berber art – an essential stop during your stay in Marrakech.
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris opened on 3rd October. The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech opens on 19th October. Tickets will be available on the official website.
Whether you’re traveling with fellow fashion-lovers or a group of fashion industry colleagues, we can help you get to both museums in style. Allow us to help you arrange a private jet charter to Paris and Marrakech.