Christos Angelides, president of Abercrombie, and Fran Horowitz, head of sister-company Hollister, told Bloomberg they believe stores and clothes were tailored to Jeffries’ whims for too long.
Jeffries banned French manicures, hair gels and moustaches on stores workers. Until last year he had refused to sell black clothes. He also put together a 40-plus page manual that dictated the behaviour and dress of passengers on his private jet.
Read more: Mike Jeffries: Beauty and the beast
Abercrombie model tells of ‘racism, harassment and discrimination’
The new heads hope that cases like the one brought by Samantha Elauf, who claimed in a Supreme Court trial that she was denied a job because she wore a headscarf, are a thing of the past.
Now employees will not be restricted to a dress code as Abercrombie attempts to modernising.
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