Über AMERICAN APPAREL kreist seit geraumer Zeit ein bedrohlicher Pleitegeier.
Vor wenigen Tagen berichteten diverse Medien, dass AA insolvent ist.
Und während die von Dov Charney gegründete Marke auf dem Sterbebett liegt, hat das NYLON Magazine noch einmal bei Ex-American Apparel Mitarbeitern nachgefragt, wie es war für die einstige Hipster-Lieblingsmarke zu arbeiten.
Resultat: ein unterhaltsames Sammelsurium an Geschichten über King Dov Charney, der berühmt berüchtigt war für seine Eigenheiten (Fäkalien auf seine Untertanen werfen) und sexuellen Eskapaden (ausschließlich Socken über erigiertem Glied im Büro tragen).
Auszug aus den Erlebnissen der American Apparel Mitarbeiter:
“I had to stay at his apartment a few times and he was such a weirdo! He had a maid/cook. He would never flush the toilet—I had to flush his shit multiple times.”
“But then he would come into a store and tell a manager she would have to switch to backstock or leave the company because he wouldn’t have her face on his floors. He was a shitty parent to a lot of young people who didn’t give a fuck about anything. Maybe that’s Dov’s personal legacy.”
“He definitely had severe mood swings though, and would call you at all hours of the night to complain about something. He could get pretty brutal with name-calling and would use stuff from your personal life against you.”
“I went to his mansion a few times, but he wasn’t here. It was super sparse. I’ll never forget one room had three columns with a VHS boxset of all of The Godfather movies. That was all that was in there.”
“Unfortunately, he has a chip on his shoulder and a sort of God complex, á la Hugh Hefner, and thought he could get away with anything. He did have a lot of girls on the books that didn’t work, paid off girls to not talk, etc. He was super flagrant with money, which was likely a huge cause of his downfall.”
Mehr Geschichtl zu Dov Charney und seiner Ex-Marke AA könnt ihr bei den Kollegen von NYLON lesen.
Von: David Kurt Karl Roth