Friday, February 15, 2019

Dapper Dan Addresses Gucci Boycott


Two years ago Gucci partnered with famous Harlem haberdasher Dapper Dan to reopen his boutique decades after suing him for knocking off their brand [click here if you missed that].

Dan stands with Floyd Mayweather in the big Gucci boycott debate...



When the brands took everything from me and I was sewing in a basement, @floydmayweather was there. When artists couldn’t afford to buy #DapperDan clothes, I would give them credit, and then y’all got famous and y’all never came back. I’m not going to call y’all out, but I’ll give y’all the opportunity to speak up. This new journey for me started with #JayZ (@aintnojigga); Thank you brother for doing that #LifeAndTimes feature on me, which led to #KelefaSanneh’s 2013 “Harlem Chic” cover story in @newyorkermag. Shortly after that, #BlackTwitter exploded. Black Twitter is why I reached where I am today. And I want to give a special thanks to @wutangclan, because they told their stylist @monicamorrow to “find Dapper Dan” because they wanted me to do their clothes. And thanks to you too @diddy for sending @marnixmarni, @juneambrose, and @misahylton to the basement for clothes also! Picture #1: @floydmayweather in the basement. Picture #2: #JayZ @aintnojigga wearing a jacket that was made in the basement.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Snitch what's going on? Why the misleading title. Dapper Dan is not siding with Floyd Mayweather in the Gucci debate. He simply thanked Floyd and others for buying his clothing when he his business was struggling. That is very different from saying he stands with Floyd's position that Gucci has done nothing wrong. Dapper Dan's first Instagram post on the Gucci matter from February 10, 2019 is below:

I am a Black man before I am a brand. Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cannot be inclusivity without accountability. I will hold everyone accountable.

Source:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BttpJA7gCIy/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Floyd's position is that Gucci should not be held accountable. Dapper Dan's statement clearly is at odds with Floyd's viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

Ok... ya'll reaching with this one!!!

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Thanks for setting the facts straight@ 11:31

So much racism exists in the fashion industry which is evidenced by the lack of prominent black designers. I've worked in that industry so I personally know how hard it is to get internships, jobs and financing as a black woman.
Gucci was dead wrong for allowing that sweater to go from concept to pattern to sample to production to purchase. All those steps along the way and no one intervened proved there are no people of color with any authority in their design process.
Kudos to Dapper Dan for holding Gucci accountable.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just HATE CLICK BAIT!!!

Indi_flo said...

RIF...

Anonymous said...

Is this the dude dressing Mayweather like Mary J Blige?

Anonymous said...

Coons of a feather always stick together.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Team Dapper Dan it's time to make our own fashion designers bigger than those racist ass brands. 400 year bondage is up and we are the ones we have been waiting on. Let's make it happen!! support black designers let's make them rich beyond their wildest dreams, like y'all did them troglodytes who hate y'all.

Just an observation said...

Who wrote this article?!?!
Wow. Lol!


The hustle is real, so is ignorance.

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