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Dapper Dan in Conversation with Elaine Welteroth on Book Launch, Jul 10th in Brooklyn

Unbound, a book launch series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore presents Unbound: Dapper Dan for the launch of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem, a candid chronicle of the Harlem designer’s life, spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America. Joined by former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth, the legendary designer will discuss his highly anticipated memoir and the larger cultural and historical context of the book, on Wednesday, July 10 at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. The self-taught tailor dressed cultural icons including Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, Alpo Martinez, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. Today Dapper Dan has emerged as a world-famous designer who broke racial and economic barriers to outfit some of the biggest names in music, sports, and culture, in looks that went on to define an era.

Unbound: Dapper Dan in conversation with Elaine Welteroth

Launch of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem

Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave)

Jul 10 at 7pm

$20 (event only); $40 (with book)

For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit

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