Italian fashion house Gucci announced new limited-edition book Dapper Dan’s Harlem captured by fashion photographer Ari Marcopoulos, and produced by the brand. The book, dedicated to Dapper Dan, Gucci‘s friend and partner, is launching today, January 8th, at a cocktail party at the Gucci Garden in Florence during Pitti Uomo 95. Dapper Dan will be present in person to sign copies.
“The limited-edition book documents Marcopoulos’ journey through Harlem, Dapper Dan’s home and the location of his eponymous atelier, which Gucci helped the legendary couturier to reopen in December 2017.
As well as a host of original images shot on location in Harlem, the book includes portraits of friends of the House and Dapper 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.
Priced at €180 (£175; $200), Dapper Dan’s Harlem will be limited to 500 copies through IDEA, the London-based independent publisher. It will also be available at Gucci Garden in Florence and the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York.“