Quilting Meets High Fashion: A$AP Rocky wears designer quilt as a shawl to the Met Gala

Rihanna, left, and A$AP Rocky attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Last night, US rapper A$AP Rocky attended the annual Met Gala ball, wrapped up in a custom quilt designed by ERL. A$AP spotted the quilt in the designer’s spring 2022 collection where it was draped like a shawl for the catwalk.

Eli Russell Linnetz designed the quilt made up of fabric scraps and antique quilts, including some personal items such as his dad’s bathrobe to craft the final product. Linnetz commissioned a quilter from North Carolina, Zak Foster, who specialises in memory quilts. These quilts are typically made from someone’s old clothing to commemorate a person’s life.

What is quilting?

Quilting is the technique of layering fabrics to sew together and create luscious, padded material. LoveCrafts offers a range of quilting kits and patterns for people of all skill levels, encouraging the nation to unleash their inner maker. Whether you stitch by hand, use a sewing machine or opt for the long arm quilting method, quilting is the perfect new craft to add to your repertoire. Learn to quilt and you can create cosy quilts for throws and baby blankets as well as patchwork cushions, garments, bags and of course, an ERL-inspired quilted cloak.

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