When American Apparel announced it was doing a Sesame Street t-shirt line, the porntastic company told a story about how the program approached them, begging for its beloved characters to get screen-printed onto Disco Shorts, or whatever. That wasn't true.
Red wine and milk. Heidi and Spencer. Warhol and Wyeth. Some pairings just make you go ick. Now added to that list: American Apparel and Sesame Street.
American Apparel faces important questions every day. Like, how to stay in business! And how to market an indispensable accessory like a unisex bow tie made from only the finest factory off-cuts. Strangely, the answer always seems to be: Nipples.
Dov Charney, the CEO so skeevy he ought to be an R. Crumb character, is in the news again. His highly leveraged company is weathering the downturn, but only barely.