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Ye & Dov Are Having a Fashion Baby

Kanye West and Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel.
Kanye West and Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel. Photo-Illustration: Puck; Photos: Victor Boyko/Johannes Kroemer/Getty Images
Lauren Sherman
June 29, 2023

There may be no store in the world more chaotic than Japan’s Don Quijote, the multi-floor, blindingly fluorescent discount emporium that sells designer handbags in one corner and strap-ons in another while its theme song, “Miracle Shopping,” plays on repeat in the background. And there may be no two people more chaotic than Kanye West, the rap genius-turned-mediocre fashion designer-turned-anti-Semite, and blanks boss Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, current proprietor of Los Angeles Apparel, and general shit-stirrer.