FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Honoree and fashion icon Dapper Dan attends a fashion show and awards ceremony held by the Harlem Fashion Row collective and Nike before the start of New York Fashion Week. Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface. The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, that he is a “Black man before I am a brand.” He wrote, “another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.”
FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Honoree and fashion icon Dapper Dan attends a fashion show and awards ceremony held by the Harlem Fashion Row collective and Nike before the start of New York Fashion Week. Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface. The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, that he is a “Black man before I am a brand.” He wrote, “another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.” Diane Bondareff, File AP Photo
FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Honoree and fashion icon Dapper Dan attends a fashion show and awards ceremony held by the Harlem Fashion Row collective and Nike before the start of New York Fashion Week. Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface. The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, that he is a “Black man before I am a brand.” He wrote, “another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.” Diane Bondareff, File AP Photo