"Speaking of Fashion" with Dapper Dan
The Saint Louis Fashion Fund will welcome the legendary Daniel "Dapper Dan" Day in an upcoming “Speaking of Fashion” event to be held next month at Washington University. The event will take place October 19 at the Emerson Auditorium.
With his eponymous store on 125th street in New York, “Dapper Dan” pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detailing. Known for using exquisite furs, leathers and other fine materials, he first drew powerful New York hustlers as clientele, who all came due to his strong street reputation as a legendary professional gambler and dandy. He then went on to outfit celebrities, including Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Mike Tyson, Missy Elliott, JAY-Z, Aaliyah, P. Diddy, Floyd Mayweather, and many more. “Dapper Dan” has been featured on platforms including: The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, and the Museum of Modern Art.
“Speaking of Fashion, with Dapper Dan”
Emerson Auditorium (Washington University)
One Brookings Drive
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Admission is free but requires reservations:
Read more about “Dapper Dan” in his memoir, Dapper Dan Made in Harlem. His book chronicles a life and career marked with undulating ups and downs.