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American Apparel: Still Sexy, Still Selling


American Apparel CEO and creepy ad campaign mastermind Dov Charney reveals the secrets to his success, even as other retailers fates go from bad to worse: a young, adaptive clientele, seasonless clothes in a rainbow of colors, and lotsa latex.

Much has been made of the future First Lady’s Seventh Avenue savior potential, but what of the fashion influence of her hubbie? Listen up, ballers: In an Obama regime, high-tops will most definitely be in.

If it weren’t for their stellar (read: questionable) dating histories, we’d pass off this bit of goss as mere hearsay. But when it comes to love, Kate Hudson and A-Rod have a tendency to look in all the wrong places, which is why this sounds so right.

The best sartorial service available at next week’s inauguration has to be the “Ralph Lauren Bow Tie Butler,” who will be on hand at the designer’s Mandarin Oriental pop-up shop. Perhaps we’ll go for Le Smoking after all.

Gianfranco Ferré’s new creative directors, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, have added menswear to their designing duties. The duo, who started 6267 together, will debut their first men’s collection for the label in Milan this Sunday.

Beckhams. Birkin. Bling. Duh.

Photo: Courtesy of American Apparel