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Fred Hayman has been a presence on Rodeo Drive since before Rodeo Drive was Rodeo Drive. His shop, Giorgio Beverly Hills (later renamed after its owner), was huge with people like Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor, and when he wasn't selling presumably awesome and spangly clothing to celebrities, he was busy inventing the perfume Giorgio, which was impossible to escape in the early '80s. Hayman, who is now 83, just unveiled a faux storefront that's a tribute to his retail history. "The door, topped by a balcony with a white wrought iron railing draped in metal flowers, is a few blocks from where the original resided," on Clifton Way, reports the LA Times. We're assuming it's not too lifelike, lest shoppers spend their whole days on the sidewalk waiting for the store to open.
· Fred Hayman recaptures some of the Giorgio essence in Beverly Hills [LAT]