One thing we get to thank the comeback of the 80’s for is the revival in Gap’s denim designs.
Major Brands Expand Style Influence
Two major brands have announced their plans to expand their style influence worldwide.
Early Thursday morning,
Gap Announces MAJOR Design Partnership
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I almost died when I heard of what has to be the biggest Gap design partnership today!
The popular retailer has signed on to create gowns with Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Sophie Theallet and Thakoon!
And I’m even more excited to hear about who will be wearing them at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala. Alexander Wang will dress M.I.A. and Zoe Kravitz; Thakoon will dress Kerry Washington and Riley Keough; Jessica Alba and Vera Farmiga will don gowns by Sophie Theallet; and Rodarte will dress Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert.
The new initiative is part of Gap’s support of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Spring 2010 Costume Institute exhibition: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. It runs May 5 – August 15, 2010.
Beginning May 5, all the dresses will be displayed at Gap’s rotating pop-up shop at 680 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street in New York City for one month. They will all be available in a silent auction at www.gap.com/gownauction. All proceeds will be donated by Gap to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in support of The Costume Institute.
Gap Goes Down Under
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In Fall 2010, Gap will expand its global network of stores to Australia, with the opening of its first store at the Chadstone Mall in Melbourne.
Why Australia, you ask? Well, Gap thinks the people there could do with a little more American style in their lives, it seems.
American Stores to Debut in Milan
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As 2010 closes, Gap and Banana Republic will open stores in Milan.
The flagship stores will be located next to each other in Milan’s leading shopping area on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
According to Gap, Inc., additional stores will be opened in other Italian cities, including Rome, in 2011.
There are about 3,100 Gap Inc. stores across the world, with more than 170 Gap brand stores in Europe.
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