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When the brands took everything from me and I was sewing in a basement, @floydmayweather was there. When artists couldn’t afford to buy #DapperDan clothes, I would give them credit, and then y’all got famous and y’all never came back. I’m not going to call y’all out, but I’ll give y’all the opportunity to speak up. This new journey for me started with #JayZ (@aintnojigga); Thank you brother for doing that #LifeAndTimes feature on me, which led to #KelefaSanneh’s 2013 “Harlem Chic” cover story in @newyorkermag. Shortly after that, #BlackTwitter exploded. Black Twitter is why I reached where I am today. And I want to give a special thanks to @wutangclan, because they told their stylist @monicamorrow to “find Dapper Dan” because they wanted me to do their clothes. And thanks to you too @diddy for sending @marnixmarni, @juneambrose, and @misahylton to the basement for clothes also! Picture #1: @floydmayweather in the basement. Picture #2: #JayZ@aintnojigga wearing a jacket that was made in the basement.
I had trouble sewing my life together, so God made me a tailor. Then, a dream of being a designer was born. I didn’t let anything nor anybody rip that dream away from me. Now, from the corners of Harlem to the runways of Europe, by way of Africa, I’m living that dream. Thirty-plus years later, with no tears nor regrets, I’m telling my story. My memoir, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem, is available for pre-order now. 💻 Link in bio. ☝🏿
Congratulations to my friend and colleague #MarcoBizzarri, President and CEO of @Gucci, on winning the prestigious @BritishFashionCouncil 2018 Business Leader of the Year Award! Marco is wearing a custom 1-of-1 Gucci x #DapperDan suit. From the sidewalks of #Harlem to the red carpets of Europe, our fashion influence has bridged the world.
Thank you @Diddy! Thank you @Nas! Your support is very special to me, because you both know the dark side of the struggle in this business. The public only sees the light side, IF we manage to get to the light side. I have no regrets about the 30 years that it took for me to get to where I am now. Whatever was taken from me, I will get back. God is refereeing this game. #Harlem