'80s Dapper Dan hooks up with Gucci

Posted: August 12, 2018 at 3:07 a.m.

In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 photo, designer Dapper Dan is seen during an interview at his atelier in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Harlem designer Dapper Dan spent years in the 1980s with a client list that included the who's who of hip-hop before legal issues over the clothes he was making got in the way. Now the fashion groundbreaker is back after more than two decades out of the public eye. He's got a partnership with Gucci and the likes of superstar entertainer Beyonce among those wearing his designs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

In hip-hop's golden era, the artists responsible for rap's distinctive sound went to Harlem fashion designer Dapper Dan for the period's equally distinctive look.

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