DAPPER DAN: MADE IN HARLEM A MEMOIR
A LIFE STORY
An immersive, vivid, thrilling and emotional read, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem tells the story of Daniel R. Day, a.k.a as Dapper Dan, whose boutique in Harlem was frequented by hip hop stars, athletes and drug dealers became famous for customizing legions of designer clothes by the likes of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and MCM with a bold, over-the-top vision. He tells of the pros and cons of growing up in Harlem over 70 years in an ever-evolving ghetto that was both the pinnacle of black culture and a troubled crossroad for heroin and crac. Day travels down memory lane, telling of his childhood days, his family, his addiction, his time in jail and his trips to Africa.
“What James Baldwin is to American literature, Dapper Dan is to American fashion. He is the ultimate success saga, an iconic fashion hero to multiple generations, fusing street with high sartorial elegance. He is pure American style,” says André Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and author on Amazon.