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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.

So, of course, I wasn’t surprised to hear that the two men were spotted in Tokyo this week, shopping together at Don Quijote, shortly after The Sun reported that West had hired Charney to serve as the new C.E.O. of Yeezy. No, you can’t believe everything you read—The Sun is only occasionally reputable—but you can believe this.