American Apparel Controversy

American Apparel is causing quite a stir with their recent addition of their “Period Power” T-Shirt. Show above, the T-Shirt features a colored line drawing illustrating a woman’s labial area during menstruation. The image was drawn by artist Petra Collins and illustrator Alice Lancaster, and controversy seemed to follow it the day it went on sale. Some saw it as an assertive view tackling a taboo subject, and some saw it as a vulgar attempt at promotion. For those interested in buying a the shirt – titled “The Ardorous X American Apparel Period Power Washed Tee – it can be purchased directly from American Apparel for $32.