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Yves Saint Laurent’s Villa Mabrouka in Tangier was sold

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The Jardin Majorelle Foundation, now run by Madison Cox since the death of Pierre Bergé, has agreed to the sale of Yves Saint Laurent’s Villa Mabrouka in Tangiers. The new owner is the British designer Jasper Conran, who already has a riad in Marrakech, called The Hotel Marrakech.

The Jardin Majorelle foundation, created in 2001 to «safeguard the ecological, historical and cultural heritage represented by the Jardin Majorelle», sold Villa Mabrouka, a house located in Tangier and owned by French designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, reports Women’s Wear Daily (DDW).

The villa, dubbed «the House of Luck» was sold to British designer Jasper Conran, known for his womenswear collections. The price has not been communicated but the totality of proceeds will be granted to the Foundation, which manages the Jardin Majorelle, the Berber Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech, the foundation announced in a statement on February 28.

Jasper Conran

It’s was reported that this is not the new owner Jasper Conran’s first property purchase in Morocco. In 2016, Conran opened L’Hotel Marrakech in the heart of the ochre city’s medina where he transformed the 19th-century riad into a decadent boutique hotel.

Jardin Majorelle foundation’s revenues help finance cultural, educational and charitable initiatives in Morocco, the source said.