The Louvre is selling a US$640 hoodie
Designer, architect and engineer Virgil Abloh is taking on another of the world’s greatest polymaths: Leonardo Da Vinci.
The US designer has just revealed a new line of clothes adorned with some of Leonardo’s greatest works of art. The T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies are part of an official partnership up with the Louvre museum in Paris.
The hoodies alone are worth 572 euros (US$640) apiece, and mix Leonardo male nude paintings like “Saint Anne” along with the four-arrowed logo of Abloh’s Off-White label.
The world’s most visited museum has attracted its fair share of American megastars, including music’s most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z – who shot a video there last year.
Most recently, fans of the streetwear designer queued through the night to snap up his home wear collaboration with furniture chain IKEA.
It included a backlit reproduction of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre.
Virgil Abloh – who took the reins of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line last year, is one of the hottest fashion designers in the world right now. Be boats a combined total of more than 15-million followers on social media.