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Chelsea Grayson with Chelsea Grayson Consulting in downtown Los Angeles. Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

“It wasn’t a perfectly straight path.” Chelsea Grayson, the former general counsel and CEO of once-storied clothing giant American Apparel Inc. who recently finished an interim CEO term at urban denim brand True Religion Apparel Inc., didn’t expect to become a supernova when she was tapped to save the struggling fashion empires.

Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at karaya@alm.com, Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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