Monday, March 24, 2008

Dov Charney risks death by opening American Apparel stores in China.

At right is the ad (click for closer look) American Apparel ran heralding their expansion to Japan. Now the pants-optional CEO, in a move timed to coincide with this Summer's Beijing Olympics, has announced his intention to seed China. Judging by his ads, he definitely seems to have a pretty strong case of Asian Fever—so the move isn't that surprising. However, paging through April's Radar magazine, I see that the following crimes are punishable by death in China: organizing pornographic clubs; running a brothel; rape (statutory?); trading in women and children; drug and cigarette smuggling; and graft. I think it's safe to say the Chinese in-store displays won't look anything like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't he's also considering opening an extremely sleazy chain of "veil-less" nightclubs in Iran?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if Kenneth Cole and American Apparel merged. They could still use this headline but would need to re-shoot (uh, sorry about that) visual.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't they have vending machines that sell used panties in Japan? I'm sure AA ads will be considered quaint over there.

12:36 PM  

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