American Apparel is not content to simply dress your body, they want to paint your nails too. In addition to their spendy T-shirts and skanky jersey dresses, the store just launched a nail polish line. Welcome to the beauty world, AA. (What’s next? Home goods, a full beauty line, or fragrances?) Keep reading »
The ever-controversial American Apparel CEO, Dov Charney, sent out his latest newsletter to employees with a “helpful” tip regarding current eyebrow aesthetics. Over-tweezing is so yesterday or something, and now it’s all about thick, healthy brows, à la teenaged Brooke Shields, which really did happen so yesterday. We’re not sure why he would share his personal eyebrow-trimming preference with the class. (Is he really suggesting women who work at American Apparel should stop waxing their brows or is he just being the head of a fashion company sharing a seasonal trend? It’s unclear.) But we’ll give him this: Thick brows were all over the spring 2010 runways. Bang on trend, Dov! So, um, yeah. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
American Apparel does smutty ads like no one else. Whether there’s nip involved or just a hint of ass crack, their amateurish photography and mostly naked ladies have been getting people off — from newspapers and magazines to thousands of websites the world over. After years of practice, countless campaigns featuring hipster girls spread-eagled and guys with super hairy legs in various states of undress, it’s no wonder that they’re so skilled. In homage to the company that’s gone as far towards the skanky side as you can without actually putting out full-on porn (arguable, we know), the geniuses at Style Crave have compiled “The 50 Sluttiest American Apparel Ads of All Time.” And because they’re the 50 sluttiest that don’t actually involve legitimate nudity, it’s vaguely SFW. Oh joy! [Style Crave] Keep reading »
Dov Charney, American Apparel’s oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he’s been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to hold up American Apparel’s aesthetic standards be fired. With all the time he spends sexually harassing dozens of employees, we’re surprised the dude even has a minute to actively discriminate based on looks!
But seeing that he has, in fact, made the time for the important things, we too will take time out of our day to make fun of him for it. With that in mind, check out our “How To Tell If You Work For…” chart, in which you’ll find every indicator you need to decide whether or not you do (or should) work for American Apparel or Abercrombie & Fitch, a company entirely different aesthetically but similarly besieged for discrimination legally.
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We knew that American Apparel had very liberal views on immigration reform, but not this liberal. The company is under fire from U.S immigration officials for allegedly hiring about 1,600 employees who are not eligible to work in the United States. An additional 200 employees are said to have “discrepancies in their work records.” Officials are threatening to deport the workers if they are unable to prove legal residence in the U.S. American Apparel’s founder and CEO, Dov Charney, who was born in Canada, said in a statement, “It is the company’s hope — and my personal hope as an immigrant myself — that these employees are able to confirm their work authorization so that they may continue to work at American Apparel.” [Stylist.com]
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Yes, I buy American Apparel clothing from time to time. No, I am not a fan of their ad campaigns—I refer to them as “hipster porn.” When I heard about their sleazebag CEO, Dov Charney, and his alleged sexual indiscretions with employees, I was even less motivated to spend $50 on assless tights. But I am a longtime fan of Cirque du Soleil and their amazing combo of acrobatics, dance, and performance. So I was kind of shocked when I heard about the new unauthorized, tell-all biography, called Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of the Cirque du Soleil about Cirque’s impresario. Apparently, he adds a whole new meaning to the term “circus freak.”‘ Could this clown be the next Dov Charney? [Independent] Keep reading »
We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.
We put up with the pervy advertisements.
We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter.
We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits.
We put up with messing with our main mensch, Woody Allen.
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American Apparel is known for perverse ads which feature their scantily dressed female employees. Although, CEO Dov Charney has already been sued by some of his former employees, he believes in equal opportunity, or so he said in a deposition tape, “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.” Vomit. But now someone with a little more to his name is suing American Apparel. Woody Allen, who was featured in a few ads in 2007, including a billboard in New York City, is suing the company for using his image. If you’re afraid to see Woody bent over wearing nothing but a neon g-string and some tube socks, fear not, the ad is actually just of his face — a shot of him dressed up like a Hasidic Jew from his classic romantic comedy Annie Hall. According to our friend Nachshon, who translated, the ad’s slogan reads in Yiddish, “The Holy Rebbie,” which essentially means Woody Allen is Dov Charney’s perv hero. Allen isn’t honored, and just slapped American Apparel with a $10 million dollar lawsuit. While Charney might get away with the ads by calling them “parodies”, it’s comical that someone found a way to make Woody Allen feel violated. [Ad Week]
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