Patrick Robinson Heads to Gap Job in SF

by MR Magazine Staff

NEW YORK – Patrick Robinson, the Paris-based designer who’s put his mark on fashions ranging from Target to Giorgio Armani, has been appointed executive vice president of design for the Gap Adult and Gapbody divisions. He begins his new job May 29.

He will be responsible for all North American design of apparel, accessories and intimate apparel and will report to both Marka Hansen, president of Gap North America, and Gary Muto, president of Gap Adult and gapbody.

Robinson has been artistic director of Paco Rabanne in Paris since 2005 and was most recently responsible for designing a limited-edition collection for Target. He earlier held design roles at Perry Ellis and Anne Klein and first gained notoriety in fashion circles as the design director for Le Collezioni White Label by Giorgio Armani between 1990 and 1994.

“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 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.”

Based in San Francisco, California, Gap is scheduled to report first quarter earnings today. The company continues to seek a successor to its former CEO, Paul Pressler.