August 30 2014

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4 posts tagged "Dov Charney"

Dov Charney Ousted From His Own Company, American Apparel


American Apparel Hipster Turns Preppy As Stock May Be DelistedAmerican Apparel founder Dov Charney, who is under investigation for alleged misconduct, has been terminated from his role as president and CEO of the company. WWD reports that the company’s board voted on the decision to suspend Charney from his executive roles, and after a thirty-day “cure” period he will officially be out. Executive vice president and CFO John Luttrell, formerly of Old Navy and Wet Seal, has been appointed interim CEO.

Luttrell confirmed that American Apparel will still maintain its promise of “sweatshop-free, Made in the USA” clothing. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if the company’s racy ads are dropped. Conceived by Charney, the ads, which feature female employees in provocative poses, have always incited controversy. Charney’s very public harassment lawsuits only made matters worse over the years. Perhaps without its founder at the helm, American Apparel will turn over a new, less sexually charged leaf.

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The Season’s Unlikely Style Icon, Fashion Week 2.0, Billy Reid For Levi’s Hits Stores, And More…


The floral dresses. The chunky shoes and woolly socks. The high-piled buns. Looks like another night at the Jane. Also looks like—Elaine Benes?! The NYT assesses the reruns and finds the season’s unlikely style icon. Bizarro! [NYT]

Meet the new, technologically savvier fashion week—one with barcode-reading check-in kiosks, iPad-stored guest lists, Fashion GPS. [WSJ]

The latest Levi’s collaboration, designed by Alabama-based designer Billy Reid, hits stores September 14. Workwear obsessives who just can’t wait can get a first look on Fashion’s Night Out, when Reid heads up north to debut the line at Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street. [Racked]

And beleaguered American Apparel CEO Dov Charney speaks out about the rumors swirling around his company. Could it fail? Well, maybe. “There’s a chance that you get hit by a car. There’s a chance you get a disease. But they are chances,” Charney tells WWD. “But there’s also a likelihood that the [financial] covenant will be worked out, as it has in the past.” Deep-V aficionados, keep those fingers crossed. [WWD]

Photo: Columbia TriStar Television / Courtesy of The Everett Collection

The New Girl At McQ, The Old Girl At Rachel Zoe, A&F Quarterly Reborn, And More…


Pina Ferlisi, former creative director for Marc by Marc Jacobs, has been named creative director for Alexander McQueen’s McQ. [WWD]

After months of rumors surrounding the Rachel Zoe/Taylor Jacobson split last November, Zoe has opened up about her former’s assistant’s departure—with made-for-TV barbs, of course, and a plug for her show. “Taylor just went in for the kill,” she says. But as for specifics? “I would love to tell you but I would have to kill you. You’ll see it on season 3.” [Fashionologie]

StyleList has the first looks inside Abercrombie & Fitch’s relaunched A&F Quarterly. Inside? Gratuitously unclothed models. Just like the first time—hey, no need to reinvent the wheel. [Stylelist]

Speaking of gratuitously undressed models, Valentino’s Fall campaign will feature some, too. [WWD]

American Apparel CEO and self-proclaimed “international business celebrity” Dov Charney threatens all AA employees with a $1 million dollar lawsuit for leaking any details of AA’s practices (which allegedly include regular check-ins for attractiveness). Yes, sounds totally above-board to us. [Gawker]

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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