Dapper Dan Is Getting His Own Biopic

Dapper Dan Is Getting His Own Biopic

He's back and better than ever!

He's back and better than ever!

Text: Dominique Norman

Dapper Dan has had a myriad of success lately, with a new collaboration with Gucci, reopening his Harlem atelier, and a feature in the recent MoMA exhibit, ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’. He has also re-made a name for himself as a designer by designing custom pieces for celebrities, reminiscent of his looks from the '80s. He recently designed a custom look for Salma Hayek as a part of the Gucci collaboration for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party that had ‘Dapper Dan’ embroidered in crystals across the back of the ensemble.

So what’s next for the Harlem dandy? A biopic is said to be in the works. The film would be an adaptation of Dapper Dan’s memoir, which is set to hit bookstores next year with Random House. Sony will be producing the film and has hired comedian, actor, and writer Jerrod Carmichael of NBC's The Carmichael Show to develop the film out of the memoir. Dapper Dan himself, formally known as Daniel Day, will executive produce the film along with his son and brand manager Jelani Day. We can only imagine the potential cameos, soundtrack, and fashion that could be in a film about of one of the most iconic influencers of the '80s.

In an Instagram post, Dap said of the upcoming venture: “It's time to tell all. From growing up with holes in my shoes and swimming in The Harlem River, to crossing The River Nile in Africa in search of my identity. I came from nothing, and God has blessed me with a partnership with @Gucci, a book deal with @RandomHouse, and now a movie deal with @SonyPictures. Harlem and Africa, through the grace of God, have shaped my life.”

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