GAP INC. NAMES PATRICK ROBINSON HEAD OF DESIGN OF GAP ADULT, GAPBODY
Former designer for Paco Rabanne and Giorgio Armani Joins Gap Leadership Team
SAN FRANCISCO – May 23, 2007 – Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today that Patrick Robinson will join the company as executive vice president of design for Gap Adult and gapbody. Mr. Robinson, 40, will oversee all elements of design for Gap women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and intimates lines in North America. He will report to Marka Hansen, president of Gap North America, and Gary Muto, president, Gap Adult and gapbody, and begin in his new role on May 29.
“Patrick brings broad experience – from high-end fashion to mass market retail – demonstrating his versatility to interpret and create fresh, clean designs true to the Gap brand aesthetic,” said Ms. Hansen. “We believe his skills and experience with some of the most respected apparel labels in the world will be great assets to Gap brand.”
Mr. Robinson joins Gap from Paco Rabanne in Paris, where he has been artistic director since 2005. Most recently, he designed a limited-edition collection for Target’s GO International initiative. Prior to his tenure at Paco Rabanne, Mr. Robinson held senior design and leadership roles at Perry Ellis and Anne Klein. Mr. Robinson served as the design director at Le Collezioni White Label by Giorgio Armani from 1990 to 1994.
Mr. Robinson is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, was chosen one of Vogue magazine’s 100 rising stars in 1996 and has been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 1994.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Forth & Towne and Piperlime brand names. Fiscal 2006 sales were $15.9 billion. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Ireland and Japan. In addition, Gap Inc. is expanding its international presence with franchise agreements for Gap and Banana Republic in Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit gapinc.com.