The museum's permanent exhibition space is the work of the French architect and scenographer Christophe Martin. In 2005, at the request of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent, he designed the latter's exhibition "le smoking", dedicated to the famous first trouser suit for women. This was followed by around 15 further projects in which everyone worked closely together. With the presentation in the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh, he provides an extensive insight into the life and work of the couturier who came to Morocco for the first time in 1966 with his life partner and business partner Pierre Bergé, and who also decided spontaneously to purchase a house in this city. The "red town" became his home away from home in Paris – and his most important source of inspiration. Christophe Martin purposefully intended not to present a classic retrospective. On the contrary, he sees the progress through the main exhibition space designed completely in black as resembling a trip through the mind and spirit of the creative genius – and exemplarily brings together selected iconographic models taken from four creative decades (1961 to 2002) along with jewellery and accessories to create an emotional, highly coloured and diverse display. Due to conservation reasons, different haute couture models from the Fondation Pierre Bergé collection of over 3,000 pieces are displayed at regular intervals. In this way the filigree beauties are not unnecessarily burdened in their exposure to the visitors and public at large. In terms of lighting and also due to conservational considerations, the decision was taken for LED technology. Akari-Lisa Ishii, the lighting designer who transformed Christophe Martin's scenographic concept into LED lighting tools from ERCO explains. "LEDs generate hardly any heat or UV radiation, which is a very important aspect when illuminating sensitive and highly valuable textiles."