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15 Feb
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb 15, 2023 | 3:30 PM-5:30 PM


A Conversation with Millard (Mickey) Drexler

The Spring 2023 Practicum in Fashion Business class is delighted to announce a student-led panel discussion with Millard (Mickey) Drexler. Known as the "Merchant Prince," Mr. Drexler is currently an investor and advisor to Alex Mill—a new brand creating timeless, well-made and well-priced pieces that last a lifetime. Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, where he grew it into a leading specialty fashion brand and founded Madewell. Prior to that, he spent eighteen years at Gap Inc., increasing sales from $400 million to $14 billion. During his tenure, he founded Old Navy, which he named after a bar on Rue St. Germain in Paris, and started Gap Kids. Today, he also serves as a director and investor in Warby Parker and was a Director of Apple Inc. from 1999 to 2015. He has since launched his own investing company, Drexler Ventures, LLC.