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Dapper Dan : made in Harlem : a memoir / Daniel R. Day with Mikael Awake

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Author:
Day, Daniel R.  Search this
Awake, Mikael  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Autobiographies
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2019
Notes:
NMAFMAI copy Purchased with Adopt-a-Book funds.
Contents:
Nobody's poor -- Like a raisin in the sun -- Harlem dreams -- Sportsmen -- Firing coffee -- The cursed game -- Too easy -- Tree of life -- Home -- Mind games -- The rumble -- Hubba hubba -- Aruba -- Remakes -- A new hustle -- Boy wonder -- Closure -- Crack -- Paid in full -- Beef -- The vise -- Game over -- Flatfoot hustling -- Highways, not runways -- Harlem River blues
Summary:
"With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books, and, finally, a designer who broke barriers to outfit a whos-who of music, sport, and crime world celebrities in looks that went on to define an era. By turns playful, poignant, and inspiring, Dapper Dan's memoir is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America"-- Provided by publisher
Topic:
African American fashion designers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110874