Offsite (BAM Rose Cinemas):
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 PM
Book Launch: Dapper Dan presents Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
In conversation with Elaine Welteroth
Part of the Unbound series
Tickets $40 (book included) and $20 (event only)
High-end streetwear icon Dapper Dan graces the BAM stage to celebrate the launch of his stunning new memoir, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem. At his now-legendary atelier on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan remixed classic luxury-brand logos into his own designs in the 1980s and dressed the likes of Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity that he approaches all things, eventually emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era. In this playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring account, he tells his story for the first time.
BAM Rose Cinemas is located in the Peter Jap Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, in Brooklyn.