Turns Out Dov Charney Isn’t a Profitable Cover Boy

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12/29/2008 2:30 PM |

Which, really, we’re sooo shocked. In November, there was a little uproar over that month’s issue of Portfolio, featuring American Apparel CEO Dov Charney as its subject and cover boy — in a strangely awkward, polo-shirt clad, Burt-Reynolds-on-a-bearskin-rug-esque pose, no less — rather than a hard-hitting story on the financial crisis. The Observer was confused at the time, and now they’ve found that the Charney cover wasn’t much of a newstand hit. Not even close.

Which, in turn, had us wondering whether the business title will be playing a featured role in Si Newhouse’s rather unpleasant sounding “January surprise” this year. Things aren’t looking good. On ever so many levels.

Portfolio’s Dov Charney Issue Not a Hit on the Newstand” [Media Mob]
It Could Get Condé Nasty” [NYP]