When things get really tough for American Apparel, Dov Charney starts talking. He talks about everything from how great American Apparel’s factory conditions are for workers, to how you can’t believe everything you read about him, to his boundary-breaking marketing tactics — everything but the sexual harassment lawsuits (that would be too embarrassing). He might be on his cell phone with random strangers and pranksters who have the balls to call his personal cell phone number, having been invited by Charney to do so, and engage in an actual and thoughtful conversation with him. It might be with reporters — like this one from CNN with the remarkably toned arms — who are drawn to the man like Jennifer Aniston exhibiting her cellulite on the beach.
That category of things that are way more fascinating than the average person wants to admit. Photo: Bloomberg/2010 Bloomberg