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Brown Lecture Series: Dapper Dan, Made in Harlem: A Memoir

Registration required. Click here to register. FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 1 at 9am.

Dapper Dan will be in conversation with Mykel Hunter of WEAA about his life and work.

With his eponymous store on 125th Street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail. Known for using exquisite leathers, furs, and other fine materials, he first drew powerful New York City hustlers as clientele, who all came due to his strong street reputation as a legendary professional gambler and dandy. He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities, including Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Mike Tyson, Missy Elliott, JAY-Z, Beyonce, Aaliyah, P. Diddy, Floyd Mayweather, and many more. Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Dapper Dan’s boutique reopened in 2017 in a major partnership with Gucci. His memoir, Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem is a New York Times Bestseller.

Send questions for Dapper Dan to by September 14, to be answered during the live program.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copy of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem.

Thank you to our program supporters: The Ruth Enlow Library, Carroll County Public Library, Prince George's County Memorial Library System.

The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event, Brown Lecture Series

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Kia Burch left a negative review 9/14/2020

Amazing!!👏 ♥️ Him! Thank You! Very Inspirational & Motivating!👏👏♥️♥️♥️


Lorri left a positive review 9/14/2020

It was great!