One of Fashion’s most anticipated award shows is making a personal comeback and this week’s nominees and honorees have been announced. The CFDA Awards are scheduled for November 10M At Pool + The Grill, and none of this year’s honorees, is the legendary Dapper Dan.
Dapper Dan will be honored with the Geoffrey Bean Lifetime Achievement Award, and Enjoy Remember that she will be the first designer without a fashion show to ever win an award. However, Dapper Dan made it clear that his designs stretched across the runway.
He has acknowledged the honor and Said, “Isn’t it a shame that the fashion world has won the Dapper Dan Geoffrey Bean Lifetime Achievement Award, never doing a runway show? The streets of Harlem have been my runway for 35 years. Did the big luxury brands get their inspiration from there? ”
He goes on to say, “Maybe logo-mania is an illusion. Thanks Harlem, I love you! ”
He thanked CFDA for winning the award as the first black designer.
Dapper Dan is known for creating original designs of his own to print logos of brands like Gucci, Fendi and Louis Vuitton. His work is a major in hip-hop culture and continues to this day.
Back in 2017, Dapper Dan partnered with Gucci for his own line, and the following year he collaborated with the brand to open a store in Harlem. We are such Previously He was also a member of the brand’s Changemakers Council, which came together to work on Gucci’s Changemakers Fund.
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TSR Staff: Z Ashley @ Z_Ashley4