Gucci publishes Dapper Dan's Harlem with imagery of the town
January 8, 2019: Gucci announced the publication of a special limited-edition book dedicated to Dapper Dan, friend and partner of the brand. Produced by Gucci and shot by filmmaker and photographer Ari Marcopolous, Dapper Dan’s Harlem is the second book created together by them.
The limited-edition book documents Mr. Marcopoulos’ journey through Harlem, Mr. Dan’s home and the location of his eponymous atelier, which Gucci helped the couturier to reopen in December 2017.
The book holds a host of original images shot on location in Harlem, portraits of friends of Gucci and Mr. Dan such as artist, director and designer Trevor Andrew, artist, poet and author Cleo Wade, restauranteur and Harlem chef Marcus Samuelsson, and businessman and author Steve Stoute.
Dapper Dan’s Harlem is limited to 500 copies through IDEA. It will also be available at Gucci Garden in Florence and the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York. The best part? Mr. Dan will be present in person to greet guests and sign copies.
Price: €180 (£175; $200)