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New Must-Have Book Dandy Lion Celebrates the Black Bon Vivant

New Must-Have Book Dandy Lion Celebrates the Black Bon Vivant

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Photos Courtesy of Dandy Lion (Aperture 2017)

Exploring our best-dressed rebels of color.

The word "dandy" suggests an effete (likely white) man with a thin mustache and bespoke suit, perhaps en route to a Noel Coward play. But what about dandy and hip-hop? In Shantrelle Lewis's new photobook, Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style, the two things go together like a tie and pocket square.

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Profiling modern dandies like Janelle Monae and Tiq Milan, Lewis declares black dandyism as "a complex dance between race, class, gender, and style." It's the same dance hip-hop has been vibing to since the '70s.

Check out the slideshow here.

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