Fashion retailer Gap has said goodbye to Carolyne Rapp, director of global fashion and creative concepts, who “quietly” left her role at the company.
Sources close to Rapp and the retailer revealed to WWD that Rapp, who is still under contract until the end of the year, position had been terminated and that it was unlikely Gap would hire a replacement.
Some insiders believe that Rapp's exit from the retailer could be linked to the additional of Mara Chen, who was hired by Gap's creative leader Rebekka Bay last December as Vice President of Global design. However one sources stressed that Chen’s and Rapp’s roles did not cross in any way.
Prior to taking on her role at Gap last January, Rapp was creative manager at Cos for H&M, where she was responsible for all creative communications and worked closely with its designer teams. She was credited for her work in Cos Magazine, its look books as well as online.