One in every of trend’s extremely anticipated award exhibits is making an in-person return, and this yr’s nominees and honorees had been introduced this week. The CFDA Awards is scheduled to happen on November 10th at THE POOL + THE GRILL, and amongst this yr’s honorees is none aside from the legendary Dapper Dan.
Dapper Dan can be honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Vogue notes that he’ll grow to be the primary designer with out a trend present to ever win the award. Nonetheless, Dapper Dan made it clear that his designs have expanded previous the runway.
He acknowledged the respect and mentioned, “Isn’t it ironic how the style world says that Dapper Dan gained the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, with out ever having a runway present? The streets of Harlem have been my runway for 35 years. Isn’t that the place the key luxurious manufacturers bought their inspiration from?”
He continued to say, “Possibly logo-mania is an phantasm. Thanks Harlem, I like you!”
He proceeded to thank CFDA for making him the primary black designer to win the award.
Dapper Dan has been identified for taking the emblem prints from manufacturers akin to Gucci, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton to create his personal authentic designs. His work has been a staple in hip-hop tradition and continues to be even immediately.
Again in 2017, Dapper Dan partnered with Gucci for his personal line, and the next yr he collaborated with the model to open up a retailer in Harlem. As we beforehand reported, he was additionally part of the model’s Changemakers Council, which got here collectively to work on Gucci’s Changemakers Fund.
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