Virgil Abloh proves he is today’s Leonardo da Vinci with new Off-White x Louvre collab

Images via The Louvre Museum
Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Old meets new.

It doesn’t get more *art* than a Leonardo da Vinci retrospective at The Louvre.

To celebrate this landmark exhibition – which also marks the 500-year anniversary of da Vinci’s death – The Louvre Museum has collaborated with modern game changer Virgil Abloh.

The new Off-White™ collection celebrates the artist’s work in a contemporary fashion context, bringing together two creative fields that can sometimes seem at odds.

In a statement, Abloh said of the collaboration, “It’s a crucial part of my overall body of work to prove that any place, no matter how exclusive it seems, is accessible to everyone. That you can be interested in expressing yourself through more than one practice and that creativity does not have to be tied to just one discipline. I think that Leonardo da Vinci was maybe the first artist to live by that principle, and I am trying to as well.”

To bring the Louvre into your wardrobe, the collection plays with a combination of Off-White’s graphic branding and da Vinci’s iconic masterpieces.

Paintings like Saint Anne and Virgin of the Rocks appear on a range of hoodies and shirts, along with a number of the artist’s anatomical sketches.

You can shop the Musée du Louvre x Off-White™ collection online, from The Louvre’s gift shop or from Farfetch now.

And, if you happen to be in town, you can check out the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at The Louvre Museum until February 24.


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