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Dov Charney Answers Our Questions on Hiring, Gawker and Why Larger Sizes Seem to be Disappearing at American Apparel

Dov Charney Answers Our Questions on Hiring, Gawker and Why Larger Sizes Seem to be Disappearing at American Apparel

When we read Gawker’s recap of American Apparel’s head to toe hiring policy, we thought that checking out someone’s body from top to bottom rather than their resume was a cringe worthy way to do business. Not to mention unprofessional, even if not illegal.

While he defends the practice of using photos as part of store hiring decisions, Dov Charney insists that American Apparel isn’t checking out anything more than they should (personal style and presentation) when it comes to photo submissions. And you know – he’s believable, even if we don’t agree 100%.

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American Apparel’s Anti-Ugly Hiring Policy

American Apparel's Anti-Ugly Hiring Policy

American Apparel took some heat last year after being accused of firing employees they deemed unattractive, and the latest leak about the brand is that they now base employment on photos of their workers.

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
In a Signature9 exclusive, we catch up with the Vogue Paris editor-in-chief

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