YSL Museum Opening In Paris

On Thursday a new jewel of a museum is to be celebrated in an elegant 19th-century mansion here. The great and the good of the city are expected to attend: political heavyweights, actresses such as Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Gainsbourg, designers like Alber Elbaz and Anthony Vaccarello, creative director at Yves Saint Laurent.

But the man whose dream it was will not be there.

Pierre Bergé, a former chief executive of Yves Saint Laurent, died Sept. 8 at the age of 86. This fall his last monumental projects are finally coming to fruition: the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, which opens to the public next week in the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation building, and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakesh, in Morocco, scheduled to open Oct. 19.

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