Dapper Dan, les mémoires du tailleur d’Harlem

Le Magazine M du Monde a consacré un papier à Dapper Dan, le célèbre styliste symbole de la mode afro-américaine dans les années 1980. Random House publiera ses mémoires en 2019 et Sony a déjà mis une option sur les droits cinéma !

The until-now untold story of the most influential name in hip hop and street fashion. Film rights optioned by Sony

by Dapper Dan
Random House, Fall 2019

In the early 1980s, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear from his small Harlem boutique, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. He first attracted powerful New York City hustlers and eventually outfitted major celebrities, such as LL Cool J, P. Diddy, Mike Tyson, Aaliyah, and Jay Z, in looks that went on to define an era. DAPPER BY DAY won’t merely chronicle the halcyon days of his shop; it will weave a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning over 70 years and set against the backdrop of an evolving Harlem. Leading readers through Dap’s impoverished childhood in the Harlem tenements; through the ranks of a secret gambling society; through Africa in search of spiritual and cultural enlightenment; through the triumphant rise and heartbreaking fall of his boutique; and through the 25 years he spent “underground” after his shop was forced to shut down, Dapper by Day will explore Dap’s quest for self-identity alongside his struggle to escape the traps of poverty, crime, and oppression.

Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day was born in Harlem in 1944. With his eponymous store on 125th Street, he pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s. He has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, Netflix, and many more. His works have been or will be on display at The Smithsonian, the MET, and MoMA.

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