Models: Ondria Hardin, Sophia Ahrens, Antonia Wesseloh, & Malaika Firth
Six months after abruptly removing its founder, Dov Charney, as chief executive, American Apparel chose the longtime retail executive Paula Schneider as its new leader.
“I’m proud of what I created at American Apparel and am confident that, as its largest shareholder, I will have a strong relationship with the company in the years ahead,” Mr. Charney said in a statement sent through a representative.
“Naturally, I am disappointed with the circumstances and my over 25 years of deep passion and commitment for American Apparel will always be the core DNA of the company,” he said. “I wish the company continued success.”
A spokesman for the company declined to comment. Mr. Charney has been a consultant to the company during his suspension, a relationship that will end with the appointment of Ms. Schneider.
While the top trends are no big surprise, the most Googled models might be. In a year that arguably belongs to Kendall Jenner, it’s actually Kate Upton who heads the list of the top 20 fashion models. She’s followed by Kendall Jenner, at number two, then Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, and Kate Moss. Although it’s assumed that fellow Insta-girl models would clock in high on the list like Jenner, they came in unexpectedly low. Gigi Hadid was the eighth most-searched, followed by Karlie Kloss at nine and Hailey Baldwin at 15. But perhaps most shockingly, they all beat out Cara Delevingne, who came in at number 16.