Elizabeth Segran of Fast Company penned an excellent piece on the fascinating career of Dapper Dan. In the 80’s and early 90’s, Dapper Dan was the undisputed king of Hip-Hop couture. Dapper Dan put a Harlem spin on the clothing coming out of the big fashion houses such as Gucci, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. Everyone from Mike Tyson, to LL Cool J, to Eric B and Rakim, sported his exclusive streetwear creations. But it did not last as he was sued out of business by said fashion houses within a few years. Fast forward to 2017, Gucci debuted a jacket that was clearly inspired by Dapper Dan. The resulting brouhaha led to a unique collaboration between the august fashion house and Dapper Dan that included the first ever major luxury brand store in Harlem.