Abercrombie and the Strange World of Clothing CEOs

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Mike Jeffries, the controversial C.E.O. of Abercrombie & Fitch, has stepped down. During the recession, Jeffries was unable to adapt to the rise of fast fashion houses like H&M and Forever21, leaving shareholders unhappy. We look at Jeffries’ sordid reputation and how he fits in with a line of outlandish leaders of American clothing companies.

Credits

Guest:
Benoit Denizet-Lewis - Writer for the New York Times Magazine. - @benoitdlewis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott