Gotta love the power of the internet!
Gucci posted the below image from their Cruise 2018 collection to their Instagram page, writing, “Inside the #GucciCruise18 collection by #AlessandroMichele, a look that celebrates an iconic style of hip-hop fashion culture from the 80s—a plush jacket featuring puffy sleeves monogrammed in GG motif. Legendary tailor Dapper Dan @dapperdanharlem influenced the trend by making such custom pieces for his rapper and athlete clients out of logos from famous fashion houses, including #Gucci. In a homage to Dapper Dan, this jacket worn with jeans and a lurex headpiece is flanked with a striped knit with cross-stitch embroidery, cotton shorts and a georgette gown with trompe l’oeil details.”
It’s unsure as to whether Gucci planned to acknowledge Dapper Dan all along, or if they felt pressured to do so after so many sites spotted the similarities between their puff sleeved jacket and Dan’s creation.
Either way, it’s wonderful that they acknowledged him! And here’s a Fashion Bomb Exclusive: a member of Dapper Dan’s camp got in touch, and said, “Behind the scenes, Dap is working on a project that will be announced soon.” Can’t wait to hear what that might be!
Keep it locked here for the scoop.
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