CASHMERE CALLING: Gilles Dufour has a new gig — in China. The Paris-based designer has been named artistic director of Erdos, China’s largest producer of cashmere, which employs some 15,000 workers. Dufour said he started recently with the firm and already has traveled several times to Beijing to work on collections for the company. Dufour, who formerly worked at Chanel and Balmain, said Erdos also planned to launch a line under his own name this March. Erdos runs some 1,500 retail outlets in China.