The family who gave the blanket is now sharing their story about the hand-made blanket’s journey from the beginning to the red carpet
A$AP Rocky’s Met Gala look is a bit of a story.
The 32-year-old rapper used a quilt as his cape when he walked to the red carpet along with Rihanna to attend fashion’s most important night on September. 13. When he stumbled across the quilt at an California charity shop, ERL designer Eli Russell Linnetz took it as a source of the inspiration for Rocky’s outfitand the family that gave the quilt has now shared the story of the quilt.
A woman by the name of Sarah posted a picture on Instagram this week. It shows Rocky and Rihanna at Rihanna and Rocky on the Met Gala red carpet side-by-side along with a picture of the quilt lying on a bed in the home.
“So my great grandmothers 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,” Sarah wrote in the caption.
“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,” she said.
“Looks like great grandma Mary went to the #metgala with @asaprocky and @erl__________ they wrote a @voguemagazine article too ” she wrote.
Yes, Linnetz told Vogue that he discovered the quilt in the thrift store and pinned to it to make the Met Gala’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme.
“I quilted on things that were important to me, from my dad’s bathrobe to my boxers,” Linnetz said to Vogue. “Then we used these amazing plaids and flannels and embroidered my family’s name all over the quilt.”
Linnetz collaborated in collaboration with Zak Foster who is a New York-based designer that “specializes in burial and memory quilts” to add individual touches of the quilt.
“There’s an irony to it that I liked, using the clothing of the deceased to create this beautiful new quilt then [in their honor] that lasts forever,” Linnetz stated.
Sarah shared a posting on Instagram Friday to make clear how her entire family feels anything less than proud of the quilt that was able to make it onto the carpet.
“I posted this because I found it amazing that some thing that my great grandmother made out of love for my mother, to be used to keep her warm, and was donated so that it might keep somebody else warm or sold to raise funds for a lovely charity, ended up being used for an amazing statement art piece by amazingly talented people who took it to the next level,” she wrote, sharing additional pictures of the quilt in its original design.
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She said she’d met with Linnetz and Foster and described Linnetz and Foster as “both lovely people.”
Sarah ended her talk by reminding those who are interested in her story that her family has lots of mementos that were made by her Great Grandma Mary: “And to everyone who is concerned that we gave away this quilt, please don’t be worried we still have many quilts and afghans and handmade lovey’s that she left behind for us.”