Pavillon des Lettres | Explore the World of Yves Saint Laurent
Discover the new Musée Yves Saint Laurent with Pavillon des Lettres
In celebration of the new Musée Yves Saint Laurent which opened October, Pavillon des Lettres is inviting guests to immerse themselves in the world of the famous French couturier. The hotel’s new Yves Saint Laurent package includes tickets to a private guided tour of the new museum, just a short stroll away.
Located in the legendary hôtel particulier, at 5 avenue Marceau, Musee Yves Saint Laurent is the first museum of its scale entirely dedicated to the work of one of the most famous couturiers of the 20thcentury – where he spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002.
Set across 450m², an ever-changing rotation of retrospective displays and temporary thematic exhibitions will showcase both the creative genius of the couturier and the process of creating an haute couture collection. Just like Yves Saint Laurent’s clients of the time, guests will enter the museum through the haute couture house’s legendary entrance, guided through sumptuous salons whose original decor has been preserved.
Guests will be treated to get up close to Yves Saint Laurent’s most emblematic designs – the tuxedo jacket, the Saharienne, the trench coat, the jumpsuit – designs inspired by Russia, China and India, all of which revolutionized the world of fashion at the time.
Original sketches, workshop sheets, collection boards and photographs will reveal the secrets of how an haute couture house works. Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary studio, the inner sanctum and true heart of 5 avenue Marceau will be accessible to guests, offering visitors a glimpse of his creative process. The 1h15 tour will end amongst the great artists who inspired the designer throughout his lifetime, including Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian.
Pavillon des Lettres has long been a favourite address amongst the fashion crowd, located just around the corner from Paris’ most lavish shopping streets: Avenue Montaigne, Rue Saint Honoré and the Champs-Elysées. After a fashion-filled afternoon, guests can spend the rest of their weekend shopping in this central Paris neighbourhood before delighting in some champagne and cocktails back at the hotel.
With 26 rooms and suites each dedicated to a different letter of the alphabet – and in turn a great writer from European literary history – Paris’ love of language and literature is embedded in the bricks of this boutique hotel. From B for Baudelaire, S for Shakespeare and Z for Zola, each room uses quotes from classic writing within its design, inspiring a restful night’s sleep.
A luxury weekend in the fashion capital awaits…