Chanel laid off 200 employees at the end of 2008 and Fendi's yet to address the recession, but Karl Lagerfeld's eponymous label's started cutting back. Beth Shapiro, the Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations for Lagerfeld, is leaving the company this Friday, January 15th. Her email started out with, "the current environment has forced us to downsize." Shapiro was the go-to person for US press, handling sample requests and tickets to Lagerfeld's show in Paris. Jess Movold will handle the former and no word on the latter. Guess there's not a huge demand for iPod holding fur motorcycle helmets and leather sun dresses.