Written by Oscar Holland, CNN
The multi-colored garment will join some of human history's most significant items of clothing at the V&A in London, after it sparked a viral crocheting trend on TikTok.
The garment will join the V&A's fashion collection. Credit: JW Anderson/V&A
With Covid-19 lockdowns confining people to their homes around the world, the star's fans -- known as "Stylers" -- and other TikTok users then began producing their own replicas of the checkerboard design.
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Anderson, who also heads up Spanish fashion house Loewe, said in a statement that he was "so impressed and incredibly humbled by the whole thing."
"It's been incredible to see everyone knitting the cardigan on their own and with the pattern we released and to see so many people making it their own," the Northern Irish designer is quoted as saying on the museum's blog. "Donating the cardigan to the V&A feels like the right next step to acknowledge everyone's incredible creativity and craft especially during such a challenging time in history."
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