The legendary stylist and fashion connoisseur Dapper Dan has teamed up with Gucci to re-open his Harlem boutique. Daniel Day a.k.a. Dapper Dan got his name remixing rich luxurious brands like Gucci and LV back in the 80’s. Now with the help of Gucci, Dan gets the opportunity to create on Lennox Ave. in Harlem.
Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele came under fire online after a design he made was compared to that of Dan’s from the 80’s. Instead of denying it, Michele chose to pay homage to the legendary stylist by offering a partnership. Take a look at the fancy digs below.
Inside the #GucciCruise18 collection by #AlessandroMichele, a look that celebrates an iconic style of hip-hop fashion culture from the 80s—a plush jacket featuring puffy sleeves monogrammed in GG motif. Legendary tailor Dapper Dan @dapperdanharlem influenced the trend by making such custom pieces for his rapper and athlete clients out of logos from famous fashion houses, including #Gucci. In a homage to Dapper Dan, this jacket worn with jeans and a lurex headpiece is flanked with a striped knit with cross-stitch embroidery, cotton shorts and a georgette gown with trompe l’oeil details.