Jerrod Carmichael and Sony have teamed up to develop a biopic about the godfather of hip-hop fashion, Dapper Dan.
The film, which is based on Dapper Dan’s upcoming memoir, is described as a “high stakes coming-of-age story” set in Harlem, New York. Carmichael, who is best known as the creator of NBC’s The Carmichael Show, will produce the project alongside Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures.
Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is a streetwear pioneer who has dressed some of the biggest New York City-based stars. His clientele included LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Diddy, Aaliyah, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather.
Recently, Salma Hayek was seen in one his pieces on the red carpet at the Oscars. Day took his official Instagram account use this crowning achievement to inspire others. “It is important because they know that my story is their story, and that if someone of Salma’s stature would wear something of mine, then they, too, can be a designer. #Harlem”
@SalmaHayek wore the most important outfit of the night. It wasn’t because she is absolutely stunning—because she is. It wasn’t because it was the best outfit of the night—because it wasn’t. It’s not because it was @Gucci, nor is it because it was made by #DapperDan. No. It was the most important because it sent a message to my pen pals in the favelas of Brazil, and in Soweto, South Africa, and in every ghetto in the world where people are trying to find a way to “make it from The Corner to the rest of the world.” It is important because they know that my story is their story, and that if someone of Salma’s stature would wear something of mine, then they, too, can be a designer. #Harlem
In 1980, Day was shut down for using the logos of luxury fashion houses on clothing he crafted and created. Last year, Gucci was caught red-handed jacking one of his pieces which led to the two parties collaborating on an advertising campaign and a retail location in Harlem.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)