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Marissa Webb Is Banana Republic's New Creative Director

The former J.Crew designer will assume her new role beginning April 28.

Gap Inc. announced Tuesday that designer Marissa Webb will become the new creative director and executive vice president of design at Banana Republic.

Webb -- who has fans in Anna Kendrick, Alyssa Milano and June Ambrose with her eponymous brand -- will begin her new role on April 28, replacing Simon Kneen, who worked at Banana Republic since 2009 before stepping down in December 2013. She'll report to Global President of Banana Republic, Jack Calhoun.

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"The brand has such a beautiful history, which I truly admire. This is an amazing opportunity for me to combine my unique vision with a brand that has such a strong legacy," said Webb in a statement. Her first collection is expected to arrive summer 2015.

Webb previously served as a designer at J.Crew for over a decade, before starting the Marissa Webb contemporary line in 2011, which will maintain her as president and creative director while taking the new title at Banana Republic.

The news come on the heels of Banana Republic's announcement on Monday that French designer Roland Mouret will be designing a limited-edition capsule collection for the retailer.

 

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