As I explained in a previous post, I went to Morocco for a couple of days in April. I already shared with you pictures from my first day which included a visit of the Jardin Majorelle. Here, you can find the rest of the photos: the Koutoubia Mosque (I didn’t go inside the mosque — but the exterior was still impressive) and the Jemaa el-Fnaa market place. I was by myself so I chose not to visit the souks since I’m directionally challenged. However, next time I go, they will definitely be on my to-see list.
In April, I got to spend a couple of days in Marrakech, Morocco. It was a business trip, but I managed to fit in a few sightseeing sessions. I absolutely wanted to see the Majorelle Garden, so that was the first thing I did when I got some free time. I also went to the Koutoubia Mosque and the Jemaa el-Fnaa market place, but that will be for another post 😉
“Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé discovered the Jardin Majorelle in 1966, during their first stay in Marrakech. […] [They] bought [it] in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. […] Yves Saint Laurent would say he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration in the Jardin Majorelle, and that he dreamt many times about its unique colours.” [Source: jardinmajorelle.com]
“La mode passe, le style reste” – Yves Saint Laurent
On August 1st, Yves Saint Laurent would have turned 80. It is thus the perfect time to get to know the late designer a little more.
Here are 10 facts you (maybe) didn’t know about Yves Saint Laurent!
1. Yves Saint Laurent was born on August 1st, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. He passed away at his Paris home on June 1st 2008, after a long period of ill health. He was 71. As a mark of respect, all YSL stores in the world closed their doors for the duration of his funeral [1,2,3].