Gimme Five was founded in 1989 by Michael Kopelman as an agency which also became known for their T-shirts, soon collector’s items among a devoted fandom. Gimme Five T-shirts were sold at A.P.C. Magasin Général in the 1990s and Kopelman remained close to the brand for all these years.
“Thanks to Jean at A.P.C. for contacting me and asking GIMME 5 to 'INTERACT’. It's been an immense pleasure to collaborate with a long-standing friend and supporter from start to finish. We chose an iconic graphic from the Gimme 5 archive, plus a new exclusive design, both of which were created for us by Stephan Rayon. I very much believe that A.P.C. is made by people who go their own way for people who go their own way.” — Michael Kopelman