Dapper Dan chimes in on the dialog.
Dapper Dan has now spoken out in regards to the controversy surrounding Gucci and Prada after the manufacturers confronted backlash for creating merchandise that resembled blackface caricatures. Previously, the likes of and Spike Lee known as for boycotts of the style homes till they made modifications that correctly mirrored an effort to signify customers of shade. Now, the legendary Harlem designer, who got here to prominence within the 80s and 90s for his cultural diversifications of such manufacturers, has offered a proposition towards such aspirations.
“I’m a Black man earlier than I’m a model,” Dapper Dan wrote in a messsge on social media. “Another trend home has gotten it outrageously mistaken. There is not any excuse nor apology that may erase this type of insult.”
Dan went on to clarify that he might be assembly with Gucci’s CEO in Harlem to debate the subject of inclusivity in trend.
“The CEO of Gucci has agreed to return from Italy to Harlem this week to fulfill with me, together with members of the group and different business leaders. There can’t be inclusivity with out accountability. I’ll maintain everybody accountable.”
Previously, Dapper Dan has collaborated with Gucci on a hip-hop capsule assortment, with the style home even serving to him reopen his atelier in Harlem