Dapper Dan@dapperdanharlem

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@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

Skylight Clarkson Sq

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

Skylight Clarkson Sq

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.

Watch it here: http://bit.ly/DapperDanOnConan

Apollo Theater

Growing up in #Harlem, @EbonyMagazine was the first publication that showed me how dignified and cultured people of color could be. I am so honored to be included in the 2017 #EbonyPower100.


It was a double-header in Chicago with two sold-out venues. #ChicagoIdeas was a great testimony to the power of cultural fashion and the impact that the streets have had on the catwalk.

Venue SIX10

@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.

Harold Washington Library

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.

Central Harlem

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.


The Universe has blessed me with three generations of The Combs Family—Melvin, Sean, and Justin. #Harlem
(📷: @Dunnie)


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

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

We are you. #Culture

Gucci Hub

Never stop believing in yourself. #GucciSS18

Gucci Hub

This partnership honors our culture on the highest level.
Gucci International CEO #MarcoBizzarri;
Kering Founder, Chairman, and CEO #FrancoisHenriPinault.

Gucci Hub

Holiday 2017.

Central Harlem

Do you have a vintage Dapper Dan item? We want to hear from you.

Get in touch: vintage.dapperdanofharlem.com


Nephew @ASAPFerg going in again! #StillStriving available for preorder now. #Harlem


No one can tell a street story better than someone from the street. Thank you to #KevinChiles and @DonDivaMagazine for telling mine. You are the streets. #Harlem


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


📺 Catch me in @Noisey's new documentary on #NewJackSwing, available now at YouTube.com/Noisey. "To wear the crown, you can't walk around looking like everybody else." #Harlem


Had a wonderful time last night at @ApolloTheater’s #ApolloGala! @CedTheEntertainer is definitely from #Harlem, and can’t nobody tell me otherwise!

Apollo Theater

GOD has my son-in-law, Jay Jackson. He has now been called on a greater mission. He was a father-in-law's miracle, and I will always be proud to call him my son.


I grew up putting paper in my shoes to cover the holes in my soles. Now I'm in the papers all because of the people who believe in me. Thank you to everyone 🙏🏿 #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.

Elle Magazine

Great to take part in today's #BlackFashionDesigners Symposium, presented by @museumatfit.

Fashion Institute of Technology

On February 6th, I’ll be speaking on hip hop and fashion for @MuseumAtFIT’s #BlackFashionDesigners Symposium. Tickets are free. They are going fast, so RSVP today. Link in bio 👆🏿

Museum at FIT

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.


Some things start out incredible, only to get even better with time. @TheRealJeffRedd's voice is one of them. Amazing performance last night at @MarcusCooks' #SaveurSuppers event in celebration of the new @RoosterHarlem cookbook. #Harlem

Saveur Magazine

📺 New interview for @MarvelsLukeCage is now live. Link in bio 👆🏿