We’re sad to report that Don Fisher, the man behind the legendary denim company Gap, has died aged 81.
Following a long battle with cancer, the disease finally took its toll on the fashion legend as he died in his San Fransisco home on Sunday.
Donald opened the first Gap outlet in 1969 with wife Doris, after being frustrated at not being able to find a pair of perfectly fitting jeans. Together, they have been responsible for bringing us classic great-fitting denim for the last 40 years.
Whilst his role may have changed over the years , from CEO to chairman and finally to company director , Don has always remained a key figure at the heart of the business. As well as his work for Gap, Don was also a keen philanthropist, and supported several projects.
His son, Bob Fisher, who is on Gap’s board of directors, said: â€œMy father was an inspiration to many people both in his dedication to his business and through his enthusiasm and commitment to philanthropic efforts, Grazia reported.
â€œOn behalf of our family, we want to thank everyone who has offered their love and support. We are comforted in the knowledge that my father’s legacy will live on in the spirit and passion of the millions of people who have worked over the past 40 years for the company he founded.
Like the rest of the fashion world, we’re saddened by the news of Fisher’s passing, but we will delight in seeing his legacy live on through his iconic brand, who celebrated 40 years last week. Don; here’s to you, your work, and your life.