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Shirt Kings

Book Signing and Meet & Greet

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About the event

Join us in museum lobby for a book signing and meet & greet with author Edwin PHADE Sacasa to purchase signed copies of his new book, Shirt Kings: Pioneers of Hip-Hop Fashion written in collaboration with Alain KET Maridueña.

Published by Dokument Press, Shirt Kings: Pioneers of Hip-Hop Fashion is the exciting story of how streetwear pioneers Shirt Kings created a style that would define hip hop culture in the 1980s and beyond.

Take it from the greats:

“They would transform your whole look into a superstar.” — Nas

“Shirt Kings brought the hip hop element into the clothes for real and integrated it, and it was the first time I saw Hip Hop culture completely merged with clothing.” — LL Cool J

“The Shirt Kings network was fashion TV of the times, and advertising and promotion way before it became trendy.” — Chuck D, Public Enemy

“Phade and the Shirt Kings are pioneers of hip hop fashion, also it is duly noted that the graffiti element has been elevated and made fashionable thru their airbrushing work.” – RZA

“Phade has been my go to guy since the eighties for all airbrush collabs!”
– Dapper Dan