The exclusive retail company has come under fire in recent years, after Abercrombie and Fitch’s CEO, Mike Jeffries, explained why his stores don’t carry XL and XXL sizes for women: “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong in our clothes, and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.” After these remarks, we bet that a number of the celebs who previously posed with A&F are embarrassed they did. These are the A-list stars who once posed for Abercrombie and probably regret it.
1. Taylor Swift
Three years before T-Swift’s breakout song, ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ was released, a 14-year-old Taylor posed for this oddly ironic photo for A&F. In 2003, Taylor Swift was chosen for Abercrombie’s Rising Stars campaign. At the time she was a no-name teenager from small-town Pennsylvania. But today she’s one of the highest paid musicians in the world.
2. Chris Carmack
Before Chris Carmack landed the role of Luke, the stereotypical jock in the popular teen drama series The O.C., he was pursuing an Arts degree at the Tisch School. While studying at NYU, Carmack was scouted for A&F’s 2000 Back to School campaign. Carmack modeled again in 2005, for Ezra Fitch, a limited upscale label sold at Abercrombie & Fitch.