American fashion designer, renowned for his extravagant red carpet looks, Zac Posen, has been named all-American brand Gap Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Creative Director.
Though Gap is known for its ultra-casual wear and New York-born and raised Posen is known for his couture looks, the two are well suited in terms of representing the best of the best American fashion across the market.
After studying at Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins, in 2000 the designer received a prominent career opportunity after a dress he made for Naomi Campbell changed hands several times among several fashion insiders. Fast forward to his heyday in the 2010s, no matter the Hollywood extravaganza, rest assured a Posen design would make its way onto the red carpet. From Miley Cyrus to Amal Clooney, his roster of A-list clientele is never-ending.
Throughout his 25-year career, 43-year-old Posen has been celebrated for his technical excellence and body-positive designs. His repertoire includes red-carpet couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, costume design and more.
Zac Posen said: “Gap Inc. and its brands have shaped American fashion and pop culture for decades and there’s so much potential at Old Navy. I’m eager to join Gap Inc. now as brand reinvigoration kicks up across the portfolio, rooted in great products, experiences, and a new culture of creativity.”
In addition, the designer has been named the Chief Creative Officer of Old Navy, based in San Francisco.
Richard Dickson, President and CEO of Gap Inc.: “I’m thrilled to welcome Zac Posen, one of America’s most celebrated designers, at the onset of an exciting new chapter for Gap Inc.
“His technical expertise and cultural clarity have consistently evolved American fashion, making him a great fit for the company as we ignite a new culture of creativity across the portfolio and reinvigorate our storied brands.”
As Creative Director of Gap Inc., Posen will serve as a cultural curator and creative partner to Dickson, joining the company’s executive leadership team.