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Dapper Dan

Fashion Designer

In the '80s and '90s, celebrities flocked to Dapper Dan's Harlem shop to purchase customized pieces by the fashioner bearing unauthorized logos of luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi. The tables have now turned, evidenced by Gucci sending a near-replica of a puffer coat Dan designed down a runway in Italy-without permission, of course. The result? Dan secured a partnership with the fashion powerhouse, which includes the designer's appearance in ad campaigns, a forthcoming by-appointment storefront and a capsule collection in Gucci stores by spring 2018.

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