By  on June 18, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. — St. John Knits executive vice president of design George Sharp has resigned to pursue other interests and will be succeeded by the company’s former vice president of design Greg Myler, the company said Friday.

Sharp, who joined the company in 2008 after Tim Gardner left, was unavailable for comment. Myler, whose title will be senior vice president of design, has been with the company since 2006 and will report to chief executive officer Glenn McMahon.

“We have built an outstanding design department here at St. John, and Greg has played a key role in the department for many years. I look forward to working even more closely with him in the future,” said McMahon.

Myler has held a variety of senior design posts, including joint creative director of Byblos. Prior to that he was design director of Mila Schon and Krizia. He is a graduate of St. Martins School of Art in London.

The change at the design helm comes shortly after Vestar Capital, which owns the majority share of St. John, revealed it had put the company on the block for a possible sale. The Gray family, who founded the company in 1962, retains a minority stake.

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