Dapper Dan recently landed a partnership with Gucci. Not much is known what the two brands are putting together. This has once again put the spotlight back on an entrepreneur that grew up in Harlem with a dollar and a dream. His recent collection is reflective of the style that was popular in the late 80’s. This collection of clothing is truly an art form in itself. This 80’s style is resurrected through an authentic tastemaker that started a boutique during this era. His boutique consisted of piecing together brand-name logos on jackets and over-coats. During this time he was creating something that people had a taste for. He seen the people loved Gucci, so he gave them Gucci.
Dapper Dan being the iconic cultural figure he is. He worked exclusively with the likes of Beyoncé. The fashion designer is also going to have a bio pic created in the likeness of his success. Showing his tales of growing up with holes in his shoes then becoming a legend. Dapper Dan business has fell apart then rebirthed from the ashes, still keeping the clients he had worked with. He sees the world of hip-hop as a culture that helped shaped the identity of many Americans closets. The impact hip-hop has on fashion is undeniable, and he proudly wears the essence of it on his sleeves.