@MissInfo filled the house for @WeWork’s #CreatorAwards. Attendance reached standing-room only to hear about the culture. She did a masterful job interviewing me—she really knows the history of the movement and asked all the right questions. On behalf of all the people who love the culture, I salute her, and look forward to teaming up with her again. #Harlem
Tonight. Admission is free.
. #Repost from @MissInfo: NYC entrepreneurs! This Thurs, I can't wait sit with the gawd @dapperdanharlem for a fireside chat about vision x tech x culture at @wework's #CreatorAwards There will be masterclasses, music, investor pitches, and more! Details-> http://we.co/nycrsvp
This is a #Harlem dream. I remember rocking second-hand clothing as a kid and sneaking into the back door of @ApolloTheater. It is so cool to now have been featured on #CONAN this week, and to have dressed Conan and myself in a classic Harlem swag look—from head to toe in Gucci as we took the stage at @ApolloTheater.
@ChanceTheRapper is doing amazing things to uplift the culture in Chicago. It was such an honor to join him and @SocialWorks_Chi at #OpenMikeChicago for a discussion on my experience as an inner city youth, the power of resourcefulness, and the future of fashion.
No honor is higher than loyalty. @FloydMayweather, thanks for allowing me to dress you for 16 years, and for always coming to the hood. It was so great to see you again today. #Harlem and I salute you—our champion.
The culture is safe, and its magic continues. @TheRealSwizzz came last night to congratulate me and tell me that as soon as he finishes his degree at @HarvardHBS, he is going to use all that he has learned to take the culture to new heights. I am so proud of him. He is one of the shining lights of his generation. Swizz, thank you, young brother. Many blessings to you and your family.
It was a #Harlem homecoming last night. @Diddy came to congratulate me on my new partnership and recent activities. I have known him since he was an intern at Uptown Records. Today, he is a legendary Harlem hero who is holding our cultural kingdom together. He stands ready to continue to build with me on our culture whenever I call. Thank you to a true son of Harlem. We salute you. (: @Dunnie)
@TheMuseumOfModernArt (MoMA) has introduced our culture into the theater of the aesthetic world. We all have another reason to rejoice. I am honored to announce that two of my vintage originals have been selected by #MoMA to be included in their "Items: Is Fashion Modern?" exhibition—MoMA's first fashion exhibition in 73 years. They have deemed my designs as "the most significant and powerful use of the monogram motif in the last century." The exhibition will be on display from October 1st, 2017 through January 28th, 2018. When luxury brands wouldn't sell to me, I decided to cater to my community and our culture in the best way that I knew how. I never imagined that we would impact the world like this. More details: www.mo.ma/items #ItemsMoMA
Thank you to @BoF for showing the world how far we've come. Although we're not where we need to be yet, we're closer to our goal than we've ever been, and we finally have the tools that we need in order to reach it. #Harlem
Got a special delivery today from @elleusa. I'm featured in their new issue (available now). Such an honor to represent #Harlem and black designers worldwide while working with one of the most talented and humble people I've met in my nearly 40 years in fashion, @samiranasr. A true star.
On the set of @MarvelsLukeCage with #MikeColter. He's an incredible actor and an even better man. Despite being the star of the show, he went far out of his way to make me feel at home on set. #Character. All episodes from season 1 are now live on @Netflix. Tune in for a surprise! #Harlem is well represented.