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September 15, 2020
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Brown Lecture Series: Dapper Dan, Made in Harlem: A Memoir

Registration required. Click here to register. FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 1 at 9am.

Dapper Dan will be in conversation with Mykel Hunter of WEAA about his life and work.

With his eponymous store on 125th Street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail. Known for using exquisite leathers, furs, and other fine materials, he first drew powerful New York City 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 entertainers and other celebrities, including Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Mike Tyson, Missy Elliott, JAY-Z, Beyonce, Aaliyah, P. Diddy, Floyd Mayweather, and many more. Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Dapper Dan’s boutique reopened in 2017 in a major partnership with Gucci. His memoir, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem is a New York Times Bestseller.

Send questions for Dapper Dan to [email protected] by September 14, to be answered during the live program.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copy of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem.

The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.

The conversation will also be broadcasted on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

This event takes place online.
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