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The American Apparel Adverts Capture the Rise and Fall of the Male Gaze
Dov Charney—American Apparel's controversial founder—tells all in exclusive interview
Subscriber Account active since. Their just-revealed ads show naked, young girls removing their underwear -- but drawn in pencil, by "artist" Boris Lopez. American Apparel's advertising has been condemned before for pushing the limits of sexual exploitation of women and essentially using pornography to sell its clothes. Meanwhile, the company likes to herald its "vertically-integrated," protect-the-workers, no cheap exploitation agenda as though this is somehow a justification for its advertising. We'll tell you. Here, we have documented American Apparel's descent from legit mate advertising -- to soft core pornography. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options.
How American Apparel Descended Into Pornography: A Study In Pictures (DEFINITELY NSFW)
American Apparel Inc. Founded by Canadian businessman Dov Charney in , it was a vertically integrated company that ranked as one of the largest apparel manufacturers and marketers in North America. In January , American Apparel laid off 2, Southern California workers and started the process of shutting down company factories and closing its stores.
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