Dapper Dan On How Luxury Learned To Love Hip-Hop

To coincide with Sotheby’s inaugural hip-hop auction, Highsnobiety teamed up with the auction house for a panel examining “The Rise of Hip-Hop.” The conversation touched on appreciation, appropriation, the relationship between hip-hop and luxury, and the most pivotal moments in their tumultuous history. One of the panelists was uniquely qualified to speak on the rise of hip-hop. At 76, New York couturier Dapper Dan has decades of experience straddling the worlds of luxury and hip-hop. See more at Highsnobiety.