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Gap Inc. enters the Vanity Fair hall of fame

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(Editor’s note:  Gap Inc. employees are featured in the June issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands now.)

When Vanity Fair calls, you answer.

And answer is just what we did when the esteemed magazine said they wanted to honor Gap Inc. for its bold decision to raise the minimum hourly rate for U.S. employees. The company – its employees – would be featured in one of Vanity Fair’s prestigious Hall of Fame portraits.

Twenty-four employees from Northern California Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores joined Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy to have their photo taken by one of the world’s foremost portrait photographers, Jonas Fredwall Karlsson, at the Gap store in Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Ca.

All of the participating employees benefit from the wage increase, including Fanon Best from Gap in Oakland, Ca.

“I have a 9 year-old-boy, so every dollar counts for both of us,” said Fanon about receiving the pay increase. “For me and my family, it’s another step toward being financially secure and giving us more options.”

Once everyone was styled and set in place, it was time to take what most assuredly will be an iconic image everyone at Gap Inc. will remember for years to come – a true celebration of the employees who work hard for our customers every day.

Check out the final product in print - on newsstands now!

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