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February 19, 2020
My favorite thing I did in Marrakech, by far, was going to the YSL museum. There are actually 2 museums and one botanical garden area you can tour. We didn’t do the Berber museum, but now I kind of wish we did. Entry for the YSL museum is 100MAD (about $10) and entrance to the gardens is 70MAD. The Berber museum is 30MAD, or you can do all three for 180MAD.
We started out at the gardens, which were absolutely beautiful. There are all kinds of cacti and pretty blue buildings. It actually reminded me a lot of Frieda Kahlo’s house in Mexico City. So stunning! There’s also a nice little cafe in the gardens, along with a tiny bookstore, an adorable gallery, and a gorgeous gift shop.
After the gardens, we headed next door to the YSL museum. Omg yall, it was completely mind-blowing. Seriously. Absolutely stunning. They have an awesome timeline of Yves Saint Laurent’s life and then a gorgeous showroom of some of his most iconic pieces. What really blew me away was how classic they all are. I’d wear any one of his designs from the past 50 years today. What a true talent!
There’s also a short film about his life. I’m not kidding yall, both my sister and I almost cried. He was such an amazing man and actually was the first design house ever to do ready-to-wear and open a boutique for the public. He wanted to design for everyone, so any woman can feel great and like her true self. After all, “What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
If you’re in Marrakech, the YSL museum and the Majorelle Gardens are a must!