It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day will be opening a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, where Dapper Dan created his style back in the 1980’s.
And ~ Not to miss….Fashion, Style, and Society: A Conversation with Dapper Dan on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30pm at The Museum of Modern Art, Third Floor, 11 West 53rd Street. Free with Museum Admission.
The new boutique will be located in a 4,700 square foot brownstone and will be a true collaboration, with Gucci providing Dapper Dan with materials – patches & prints – allowing him to create Gucci custom Dapper Dan gear. Acknowledging fashion history, “Gucci-Dap” will be one-off garments and will release in tandem with the brand’s Fall 2018 collection next year.
Known for his designer-bespoke pieces, the Dapper Dan brand was part of the wardrobe collection of many well-known musicians and celebrities. His original boutique closed in 1992, fending off numerous lawsuits from various high-end fashion brands.
The image below was taken at the Gucci Resort 2018 collection in Florence, Italy. It was, in fact, designer Alessandro Michele paying homage to the Harlem couturier, Dapper Dan, and revealed the collaboration.