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MADOFF’S GRAY AREA: One of the countless luxuries Bernard Madoff will have to renounce — if and when he goes to jail — will be his Savile Row threads. For the past 30 years, the disgraced financier, whose home away from home in London was the luxurious Lanesborough Hotel, has turned to Kilgour for his suits. Madoff always chose gray — no surprise, considering his penchant for gray and black interiors — although he opted for a variety of fabrics. A spokesman from Kilgour declined to comment on Madoff, except to confirm he was a client. A source close to the company, however, confirmed he always paid his bills on time.
Meanwhile, London’s Evening Standard newspaper, quoting unnamed sources, reported Tuesday that Valentino may be another of Madoff’s victims. Tuesday was a national holiday in Italy. A spokeswoman for Valentino’s fashion house in London declined to comment on the personal life of the designer, who retired last year.