Posts tagged "american apparel"

Oh Shit: To Celebrate Independence Day, American Apparel Posted A Picture Of The Challenger Disaster On Tumblr

Just when you thought American Apparel was pushing limits via racy ads with exposed buttholes and mannequins with pubic hair, they go and cross that line one more time for their biggest "oh shit" moment of the year thus far. This Fourth of…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 7, 2014

Creepster Dov Charney Fired From American Apparel

Dov Charney is out at American Apparel (finally). The board of directors voted last night to oust him as CEO and president of the clothing line that he himself founded. Much like the photographer Terry Richardson, Charney has been dogged for years with sexual harassment allegations by employees and models. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Forget Bush, American Apparel Experiments With Exposed Butthole (NSFW)

Hi there, American Apparel. I was prepared to defend your bush mannequin and I was responding really positively, as Tim Gunn would say, to your 62-year-old lingerie model. But then you went and posted a thong ad on your Tumblr featuring a peek-a-boo of a perfectly waxed asshole riding a bicycle,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2014

American Apparel’s Latest Lingerie Model Is A Gorgeous, Grey-Haired 62-Year-Old

American Apparel's latest lingerie model is gorgeous, standing at six-feet tall with long hair and beautiful full lips. She is also 62. Jacky O'Shaughnessey is modeling once again for American Apparel, only this time she stripped down for their lingerie line. The tagline on Jacky's beautiful image reads, "Sexy has no expiration date."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2014

Making Fun Of Hipsters: It Just Never Gets Old

There's a dark period in my life that I don't walk about very much. It's the time when I lived in a Brooklyn neighborhood called Bushwick. You've probably seen it on "Girls." Fittingly, my roommate then worked at American Apparel. It was a brief but memorably terrible time of warehouses, leotards and constantly feeling squicky…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

American Apparel Store Mannequins Have Pubic Hair Now (At Least This One Does)

Look, American Apparel has done something I actually like! No, not that ridiculous nerd glasses/high-waisted panties/knee socks outfit — I'm talking about the hairy bush poking through the edges of the panties. A reader of the blog Gothamist spotted this ode to the '70s-era bush on a mannequin in one of AA's New York City…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2014

American Apparel’s “Period Power” Shirt Is Almost Too NSFW To Show You

But I will. After the jump. With ample warning that it is very NSFW. And bloody. So, you know, if you click onward, don't blame me if you hate what you see.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

American Apparel Finally Hired An Adult To Star In Its Ads

Meet Jacky. She's the newest American Apparel model, and someone who is solidly outside of its 15 to 30 demographic. We're not sure how old Jacky is, but it's safe to say she's probably old enough to be a lot of other AA models' mom. Which is why it's cool that AA tapped her to…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 3, 2012

American Apparel Gets A Warning From British Censors

American Apparel has made a pretty penny on the backs of its risque marketing campaigns, which feature barely clad "real" models in all sorts of sexy poses and situations. But the British Advertising Standards Authority (BASA) isn't having any of it, and has warned Dov Charney's company that they need to tone it down or…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2012

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Dov Charney's hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO -- brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a "sex slave" -- and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2012

Debate This: Would It Be Wrong To Buy My Dog An American Apparel Hoodie?

Amelia: Eek! American Apparel has dog hoodies now! Jessica: Amelia, no. Amelia: What? Lucca gets cold sometimes during the winter and these are only $16! Jessica: That's not what I mean. Dov Charney [CEO of American Apparel] is gross and he shows 17-year-old girls his penis!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2012

Dov Charney Describes His Sexual Harassment Charges Thusly: “I Like To Fool Around With Girls”

"It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

American Apparel’s Publicist Allegedly Sold A Major Tell-All Book With A Publicity Campaign That Involves A Bunch of Lies

Here's a completely revolutionary idea: Work for nightmarish overlords of institutions people are fascinated by, and then put the experience into a book about how it's actually worse than everyone imagined. American Apparel's publicist Ryan Holiday is apparently planning to do just this, according to reports that he landed a major book deal with publisher…
By: NYMag.com's The Cut / November 19, 2011

American Apparel Advertises Shoes With A Foot Up The Butt

American Apparel's print ads for their shoes show one going up a woman's taut, slightly arching butt, as well as a man's hands pulling up a woman's dress from behind while they both wear American Apparel shoes. Of course they advertise like this: sex (still) sells. I'm not offended (I think they're hot!), but…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2011

Is The Feud Between Nancy Upton And American Apparel Really Over?

Remember when American Apparel held a contest to publicize its new plus-size range of fashions, and provocative and outspoken American Apparel critic Nancy Upton won? Upton was offended by the language used to promote the contest, and in return, created a portfolio of photos mocking stereotypical notions about plus-sized women. Upton won the contest i…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2011

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful "open letter" from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company's plus-size model contest by spoofing the nature of the contest. Iris Alonzo was not amused that the lovely Nancy Upton bested the competition with her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

American Apparel’s Lame Open Letter To Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Last week, we became enamored with Nancy Upton, a Dallas woman in the #1 spot for American Apparel's plus-size model contest. The company asked bootylicious girls ages 18+ to send in photos of themselves, which they posted on their website so customers could vote on who deserved a modeling contract. Instead of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Nancy Upton Wins American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

Nancy Upton, the winner of American Apparel's plus-size model contest, penned an article about why she spoofed the fat-women-as-pigs stereotype in her submission photos. "[With the contest, t]he company was co-opting the mantra of plus-size empowerment and glazing it with its unmistakable brand of female objectification," Upton wrote. "The puns, the insulting, giggly tones,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2011

Meet Our New BFF, Nancy Upton, The Girl To Beat In American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

We've been only marginally interested in American Apparel's plus-size model contest, which is open until Sept. 8 for bootylicious gals ages 18+. American Apparel is literally in the news every other week for some douchebaggy behavior, so I'm not keen to fawn all over them. However, if this contest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

Your Ability To Purchase Spandex Body Suits Has Been Preserved

Despite about a million sexual harassment lawsuits and looming bankruptcy, Dov Charney and American Apparel will be able to continue on for a little longer, thanks to a cash infusion. The T-shirt and crop-top company will get anywhere between $15 and $43 million over the next six months. "Dov is an eccentric, and…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 22, 2011
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