Designed by
Dapper Dan, American, born 1945
Worn by
Big Daddy Kane, American, born 1968
leather, plastic, satin, and elastic
H x W (.1 Jacket (width arm to arm)): 28 1/4 × 66 in. (71.8 × 167.6 cm)
H x W (.2 Pants): 43 1/2 × 16 1/2 in. (110.5 × 41.9 cm)
An outfit in purple coated leather with chevron design worn by Big Daddy Kane in the music video for "Nuff Respect."
.1 Jacket
The jacket is three different shades of purple. It is a medium purple on the top, a dark purple in the middle, and a light purple on the bottom. The elastic waistband around the bottom and the elastic wristbands are ruched and are the same color as the top of the jacket. The middle, dark purple part of the jacket is a chevron which starts on the sleeves and comes down to a point several inches above the waistband. There is a zipper in the center, starting at the neckline and going down several inches. It is the lightest shade of purple. The inside of the collar is also the lightest shade of purple. There are two tags on the inside of the jacket, at the back of the neckline. The larger rectangle is white with embroidery in several colors. There are yellow and green flowers, and purple and red text which reads [AN ORIGINAL TO / REMEMBER BY / People Affair]. There is a smaller rectangle tag below it with black text that reads [DRY CLEAN / ONLY]. The inside of the jacket is a shiny white material that is stained in some areas. The outside of the jacket has some wrinkles, cracks, and places where the color has is missing.
.2 Pants
The pants are the same material as the jacket and follow the same color pattern. They are a medium purple on the top, a dark purple in the middle, and a light purple on the bottom. There are belt loops at the top of the pants and there is a pocket on either side at the hip. There is a dark purple chevron on either leg, starting at the thigh and going down to a point at the knees. The back of the pants is the shade of medium purple. The insides of the pants are made of a shiny white material. There is a zipper in the front of the pants and what appears to be a fake button hole. There are two pockets on the back of the pants. There are some wrinkles and small cracks on the pants.
Place made
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Fashion design
Hip-hop (Music)
Rappers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Big Daddy Kane
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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