Gap's let go of their European design team according to The Telegraph. The company's numbers are down, (aren't everyone's?), but they're attributing the lay-offs to a "greater demand for American-style fashions". They're also betting on Patrick Robinson to make the all-American clothes he designs from New York a little more fashion forward, and thus appealing to Europeans on their own merit. Europeans desiring North American style, whatever that means, sounds a bit far-reaching. We're guessing chic Parisians aren't fawning over cotton t-shirts and boyfriend jeans from the Gap - even if they are pegged a la Katie Holmes. Fashion lust typically moves in the other direction - hello skinny jeans, scarves, Topshop, etc. The pressure's on, Patrick.