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Custom-made "Fight The Power" leather bomber from 1988 | Image courtesy of Dapper Dan of Harlem

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- Vintage Hip Hop Style in New York City during the captured by Street Photographer Jamel Shabazz -

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Gucci responds to claims it copied Dapper Dan

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Breakdancing, rapping, street style—1980s New York was fertile ground for a developing hip-hop culture, and Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz was there to capture it all. Thanks to this legendary street photographer, we're able to take a trip to the past and see the style, camaraderie, and swagger that pulsed through the city during this electric time. With a resurgence of interest in the era—due in part to Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down—these refreshingly authentic images document a…

Authentic Street Photography of 1980s New York Reveals the Rise of Hip-Hop Culture

Breakdancing, rapping, street New York was fertile ground for a developing hip-hop culture, and Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz was th

In this week’s issue, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, a designer who co-opted luxury-brand logos out of his Harlem boutique, creating one-of-a-kind outfits for hip-hop artists, rappers, and gangsters in the '80s (sub req): http://nyr.kr/15P9K20 Click through for a slide show of photographs of some of Dapper Dan’s custom outfits, like those in the photo above, worn by drug dealer Alberto (Alpo) Martinez in 1988: http://nyr.kr/ZHROm8

Dapper Dan’s Designs

Gallery: Dapper Dan's Greatest CreationsThe infamous drug dealer Alberto "Alpo" Martinez in 1988

Dapper Dan himself

Hip Hop Fashion Icon Dapper Dan of Harlem by Roderick Aichinger, via Behance

1880'S HARLEM DAPPER DAN

Fendi and MCM Walking Suits Image courtesy of Dapper Dan of Harlem

MCM Leather suit for Bilal Abdulsamad of The Boys  Image courtesy of Dapper Dan of Harlem

Dapper Dan

MCM Leather suit for Bilal Abdulsamad of The Boys Image courtesy of Dapper Dan of Harlem

Henry Chalfant - photography/film

B-Boy's and Bobb Mohommod Hip-Hop Show are best friends forever.

I still watch the reruns! Fresh Prince of Bel Air was the best!

♫ iiiiiiiiiiiin West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days!

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