From June 16 through the 19th of 2009, Florence hosted the fourth edition of Pitti W_Woman Precollection, the Pitti Immagine fair-event dedicated to women’s collections and held concomitantly with Pitti Uomo 76. A special selection of about 60 international brands presented exclusive showings of their 2010 spring/summer collections at the Dogana and Villa Vittoria, two outstanding venues practically next door to the Fortezzo da Basso. The special guest at the Dogana was none other than renown French designer Catherine Malandrino. Catherine presented her Catherine Malandrino contemporary line which is the result of the meeting of two souls: Parisian couture and the cosmopolitism of the Big Apple.