Whether or not Abercrombie's halfhearted attempt and wholehearted publicity ploy to get The Situation and other Jersey Shore cast members not to wear their clothes has had any effect on the retail climate remains a question. And even saying that is probably giving Abercrombie a lot of credit. But! Jersey Shore stylist Jeni Elizabeth, who dresses the cast for public appearances like the Video Music Awards this Sunday, says that her work, at least, has felt some after shocks. Apparently Abercrombie gave other labels popular with the Shore animals the idea that they, too, could request not to be associated with the show, though some of them went about it classylike and didn't blast the press release to every media outlet in the country:
"I absolutely felt the aftermath of the Abercrombie issue," Jeni tells us. "I received phone calls and emails from designers that wished to no longer be associated." But she's taking it all with a grain of salt: "To be honest, I find it comical. Coming from a company who profited off of this cast and their slogans, I am not sure how other designers didn’t see this as a PR stunt. However, at the same time, I respect and honor each designer’s feelings."
At the same time, Elizabeth tells Glamour "she's met with much less resistance from designers when she goes to pull clothes for the cast than she was a year ago." But those designers include La Femme and La Casa Hermosa for the girls, and Dina Bar-El and Remi of Beverley Hills for the guys — so we're not exactly talking Lanvin and Dries Van Noten.