Friends and fam, as you may have noticed, aside from our annual New York Fashion Week event at Brooklyn Museum, we have been less active, particularly on our website and social media platforms. That is because dapperQ’s publisher and show executive producer, Anita Dolce Vita, has been authoring dapperQ’s first ever print book, dapperQ Style: Ungendering Fashion, to be released by Harper Design May 30, 2023 and available for purchase here.
In a political climate that is increasingly hostile to body autonomy and freedom of expression, even to the point of politicians banning LGBTQIA+ books and introducing anti-drag performance legislation with such broad language that it could criminalize anyone who dresses in a manner that “exhibits a gender identity that is different than the performer’s gender assigned at birth“, dapperQ remains committed to creating platforms for our communities to shine and thrive, while continuing to dismantle harmful gender binaries.
We have some exciting events celebrating the book and our communities coming up and we invite you to join us in community this Pride season.
Brooklyn Museum Official Launch
Panel starts at 6pm in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor and will feature:
Book signing by Anita Dolce Vita (Author) and The Street Sensei (Photographer at 7:30 pm in the Museum gift shop. After the signing, stay for the exhibits, drinks, and dancing with musical performances by:
Program description here
Registration link for tickets here.
The event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. The first round of RSVPs will be released on Friday, May 19, 2023 and then there will be another round of RSVPs released on Friday, June 2, 2023.
VIP Henrietta Hudson Book Signing
(with one complimentary cocktail or mocktail)
This is a mix and mingle event + book signing with very limited space, so please be sure to RSVP today! There are only 120 tickets available, and 50 have already been reserved.
RSVP link here
. Free admission.
If you already have obtained your book, please be sure to bring it to have it signed. If you have not purchased your book, you can do so in person at both events or purchase here
See you in your most stylish swag there!
With gratitude and in solidary,