The power of the internet came full circle when it outed Alessandro Michele for cultural appropriation after his resort collection featured a recreation of a Dapper Dan piece (originally made for the Olympian Diane Dixon in 1989) without permission. But luckily for all parties involved, Gucci and Michele saw it as an opportunity to collaborate with Dan.
Now in a beautiful new partnership, Gucci has supported Dapper Dan in reopening his own Harlem Atelier after having closed it in 1992. The brownstone anchored studio will reopen on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, not far from its original location, on a “by appointment only” basis starting in January 2018. You can expect to find one-of-a-kind custom pieces "using Gucci’s raw materials, fabrics, prints, embroidered patches, and hardware."
The space will also feature archival photograph’s from Dapper Dan’s previous shop. To celebrate the partnership, a Gucci x Dapper Dan capsule collection will be part of Gucci’s Fall 2018 collection, available in Gucci stores worldwide.
Can't wait for opening day!