Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple

Dov Charney's company came within a polyester-wrapped serger thread of bankruptcy last week, when a coalition of Canadian investors threw American Apparel a $43 million lifeline. But all that hasn't dented Charney's famously vivid sense of destiny. "People didn't believe in Amazon for many years, but it ended up changing the way Americans shop," Charney says in a new interview. "People didn't believe in Apple — they thought it was a fringe computer company. But it ended up changing the way people listen to music, and changing what daily life feels like worldwide." Stand by while American Apparel changes the world, or at least your relationship with thong underwear, folks. [NYPost]


Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple Credit where credit is due department: Naomi Campbell looks fucking amazing on the new cover of Vogue Nippon. [TLF ]
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Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple Paolo Roversi 's new cover for Vogue Korea features Hyun Yi Lee, Han Hye Jin and Hye Jung Lee . Lovely. [DS ]
Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple Beyoncé shot an editorial for Harper's Bazaar in Paris. She wore a see-through skirt. [TLF ]
Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple Mary H. K. Choi on the strange, bifurcated state of contemporary headbands, or what she calls the Head Thong: "um... is this going to be a trend now? Are all headbands going to feature an anchoring strand that bisects the dome like so much... posterior?" [MTV Style ]
Dov Charney Says American Apparel Is Just Like Apple Emoticon rings . From Finland. [Design You Trust ]
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