Harlem’s Dapper Dan’s Collection For Gucci Drops

Dazed Diggital reports that Dapper Dan, the 80s Harlem-based couture designer famed for his customized pieces dressing hip-hop celebrities, is having a comeback thanks to Italian brand Gucci. Continue Reading →

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It’s Official, Harlem’s Dapper Dan And Gucci Are In Business

GQ reports that back in May, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele found himself the subject of some snippy online chatter—and just as quickly turned a potential problem into a genuinely exciting solution.

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Harlem Man Dapper Dan Designs For Gucci And Doesn’t Say Much Else

In May, Gucci elicited a wave of criticism after Harlem World Magazine reported that over a fur coat with puffy, logo-laden sleeves that unmistakably copied a jacket that the Harlem (see photo below) designer Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day had created for the Olympic runner Diane Dixon in 1989. Continue Reading →

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Balenciaga Did It, Gucci Looks To Harlem For Divine Design Inspiration

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Cristobol Balenciaga came to Harlem for inspiration in the 1940’s, so it only makes sense that Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele would look for inspiration from Harlem too. Continue Reading →