The quilt styled cape worn by rapper A$AP Rocky at the Met Gala was based heavily on a homemade quilt made by someone’s great grandmother.
A$AP Rocky attended the Met Gala in New York with pop-star Rihanna on Monday, September 13.
Referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala is an annual fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event invites a multitude of high profile celebrities.
His quilt-style cape gained lots of attention from journalists, fashion critics and social media users.
Designer Eli Russell Linnetz said that during a visit to the young designer’s studio the rapper gravitated to a giant quilt in the ERL spring collection.
“He was, like, ‘I want that,’” Linnetz told the New York Times.
Then, a week after the Met Gala, Instagram user Sarah (@books_n_babies) posted about the quilt.
In an Instagram caption, Sarah wrote: “So my great grandmother's quilt was donated to an antique/thrift store a while back. When I saw the #metgala Photo I realized instantly that it had to be the same quilt. I read the vogue article about the designer finding the quilt in Southern California and with his office not that far from us in Venice California, I demanded that my mom go look for the photos of it on our old bed. Looks like great grandma Mary went to the #metgala."
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Sarah also stated that she was not accusing Linnetz of stealing her great grandmother’s design.
This isn't the rapper's first nod to grandma-core fashion as his love for accessories such as the 'babushka scarf' has made the elderly-inspired the mainstream.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter