Clothing and footwear firm Jones Apparel Group Inc has made two high profile appointments in the form of Isaac Dabah and Jack Gross.

Dabah, who joined the Pennsylvania-based company as part of its Gloria Vanderbilt acquisition in 2002, has been named group CEO of Jones' Polo Jeans Company, Gloria Vanderbilt and l.e.i. divisons.

Gross, meanwhile, has been promoted to CEO of Gloria Vanderbilt.

According to Jones Apparel Group CEO Peter Boneparth, the decision to group Polo, Vanderbilt and l.e.i. under the one leadership would provide a range of benefits to the company.

"We believe that this is a perfect time to unify these three jeanswear businesses under the same leadership, in order to derive the benefits of leveraging our procurement and sourcing capabilities, while maintaining the individual market integrity of each brand," Boneparth said.

"The formation of this jeanswear group structure will allow Isaac to coordinate the respective sales, design, production and operational components (of each division)."