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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir | Daniel R. Day, Mikael Awake
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The story of a legendary designer who pioneered high-end streetwear, from a storefront in Harlem to the red carpet in Hollywood, dressing everyone from Beyonc and JAY Z to Salt-N-Pepa and Eric B. & Rakim along the way. DAPPER DAN IS... "Black fashion's greatest treasure." BET "The original auteur of gangster chic." GQ "The godfather of hip-hop fashion." The Source "A legend." Chicago Tribune With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books, and, finally, a designer who broke barriers to outfit a whos-who of music, sport, and crime world celebrities in looks that went on to define an era. By turns playful, poignant, and inspiring, and featuring two incredible eight-page color photo inserts, including the only existing, never-before-seen images of the notorious Mike Tyson-Mitch Green street fight, Dapper Dan's memoir is a high-stakes coming-of-age story, spanning more than seventy years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America.
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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir | Daniel R. Day, Mikael Awake
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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir | Daniel R. Day, Mikael Awake
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I hope we're all grown here...cause this was some of the realest shit I've ever read. Dapper Dan grew up at the end of the Harlem Renaissance and through the rise of drugs and went on to use Gucci, Fendi, and other luxury brands to outfit and change the face of hip hop and street culture. This book comes out in July and it's worth a pre-order.

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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir | Daniel R. Day, Mikael Awake
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Book 56 of 2019
Great memoir. I love vintage and memoirs so I loved it! He has a great story
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SW-T Cool! I saw him featured in a documentary but didn‘t know he had a book out. 😊😊😊 5mo
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