Lola Jacobs

Writer

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan, Gucci to Open Brick & Mortar Store in Harlem

Daniel "Dapper Dan" Day was the go-to designer during hip-hop’s glory days. He fashioned luxurious materials covered in designer monograms and stood out for his communication that blacks understood and understand fashion in their own way. His designs were bold and extended continuity to Harlem’s reputation as a cultural hub. His creations were reflective of the cultural epicenter where his shop was based. The couturier gave blacks access to fashion where they were the last customers on the designers’ mind.