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NEWPORT BEACH — About 50 customers gathered Monday to see Roberta Armani's special presentation of Giorgio Armani's fall 2010 collection for his namesake line at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island.
The niece of Giorgio Armani and manager of VIP relations Roberta Armani was looking forward to meeting her Newport Beach shoppers.
"I hear today we'll have many loyal customers. Neiman Marcus is like family with Armani," she said. "I've been honored to travel to the great department stores in Seattle and San Francisco. I got to see the different atmospheres and how the women in California dress, and I look forward to seeing the Orange County girl, how she interprets the Armani look."
Patrons of the store sipped champagne as they watched the presentation for the new season. This event is one of many at the store, which allows shoppers to become familiar with their favorite designers in a one-on-one experience, such as private runway presentations, trunk shows and appearances.