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Layoffs at La Perla and Elie Tahari

• La Perla is laying off 365 people at its Bologna headquarters. It’s “part of a ‘reorganization and re-launch plan’ to help the company compete successfully in the market.” [WWD]

Elie Tahari is laying off 35 people. Tahari says, “Although current sales remain within projections, it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare for an uncertain future.” [WWD]

• Steven Alan is designing the staff attire at the just-opened Gild Hotel near Wall Street. Both the men’s and women’s designs include a silk skinny tie. [WWD]

Moschino is opening a luxury hotel in Milan in 2009, including fairy-tale-themed rooms like a “Petals” bedroom and a “Dream” hall. [Fashion Week Daily]

• While filming Last Night in Soho, Keira Knightley has been holing up in the DKNY store to escape paparazzi. Why use a trailer when you’ve got a whole store? [NYP]

Layoffs at La Perla and Elie Tahari