Gucci Reportedly Reached Out To Dapper Dan For A Collaboration

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22:  Dapper Dan attends AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on June 22, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)

Gucci Reportedly Reached Out To Dapper Dan For A Collaboration

A New York Times exposé revealed some interesting info.

Published June 4, 2017

Just days ago, controversy struck when Gucci released images of a new jacket they designed, which looked almost exactly like one legendary Harlem designer Dapper Dan created of Louis Vuitton more than 30 years ago.

The whole thing went viral after Diane Dixon posted a meme on Instagram comparing the two looks. Now, it looks like a collaboration between Don and Gucci may be happening.

The luxury brand posted a pic of their design and credited Dapper Dan as the inspiration behind it calling it, in part, a “homage to Dapper Dan.”

Following this up, the New York Times profiled the man (whose real name is Daniel Day). He confirmed that the two sides were at least talking about a collaboration. “We’re at the table,” he told the newspaper.

Dan also detailed his early beginnings and why he got into fashion. He said it was a do-it-yourself kind of situation.

“My mom bought me a nice pair of split-toe loafers with a tassel,” he said. “This kid from this snobbish family that lived in the brownstone next door to us began to tease me. He said, ‘Lily Day must’ve hit the number, because you got new shoes.’ I got so mad at that kid, because he was right. Every time my mom hit the number, she bought me and my siblings new shoes. But after those experiences, I started to do for myself. I was going through the window.”

Read the full New York Times piece here.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)


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