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Banana Republic Taps Marissa Webb, J.Crew's Former Designer

Marissa Webb via Getty
Marissa Webb via Getty

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Gap announced today that Marissa Webb, former head womenswear designer at J.Crew and designer of her own eponymous collection, will be the new creative director and executive vice president of design for Banana Republic. Simon Kneen, the previous creative director for the brand, vacated the spot last fall.

Webb will step into her new role on April 28, and we'll be able to get a look at her new direction for the brand with the summer 2015 collection. Gap also announced that it will be investing in Marissa Webb's private label, which is sold through Gap's Intermix stores.
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