Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

Made in Harlem : A Memoir

Book - 2019
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"With his eponymous 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, Dapper Dan's memoir is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525510512
Branch Call Number: 746.9209 Day
Characteristics: xvii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Awake, Mikael - Author

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Feb 18, 2020

After listening to his story on the podcast "How I Built This" I was definitely interested in learning more. The interview on the podcast is a "don't miss" and the book follows up with pretty much everything a podcast of less than 1 hour could cover. What an interesting life and a fascinating read. I really enjoyed learning Dapper Dan's story.

JessicaGma Sep 05, 2019

I did not know a thing about Dapper Dan other than he was on the team that brought about the Met Ball this past year and he had a book coming out - I now recognise his look from the late 80s and early 90s. Dapper Dan led a really interesting life and he tells all in this memoir, which also profiles the major changes Harlem went through, and how one hustles. Very interesting.

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