In his role as chief creative officer of Old Navy, Posen’s primary focus will be to lead design, merchandising, and marketing efforts for the brand, which stands as the second largest apparel brand in the United States under the Gap Inc. umbrella. Posen will work closely with Haio Barbeito, president and CEO of Old Navy, reporting directly to him.
Meanwhile, in his capacity as creative director of Gap Inc., Posen will serve as a cultural curator and creative partner to Richard Dickson, president and CEO of Gap Inc., joining the company’s executive leadership team. His appointment follows other strategic hires within Gap Inc., including Eric Chan as chief business and strategy officer, as well as Amy Thompson as chief people officer.
“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,” said Dickson.
Barbeito added: “Given our scale and sizeable customer reach, Old Navy provides a tremendous canvas for Zac’s talent and creativity. And his leadership will add a new dimension to Old Navy as we reassert the brand with renewed authority in fit, quality and style for the family.”
Posen brings with him a reputation for his technical excellence and commitment to body-positive designs. With a career spanning over 25 years, his portfolio includes an impressive array of accomplishments, from red-carpet couture to ready-to-wear, accessories, and even costume design.
“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 product, experiences, and a new culture of creativity,” Posen said.
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