Bijan PakzadAt the end of last year we reported that famed Iranian-American designer of world’s “most expensive” fashion items Bijan Pakzad teamed up with Rolls-Royce delivering a limited series of unique Rolls-Royce Phantom’s carrying Bijan’s design language.

Bijan would create the designs and the craftsmen at Goodwood will bring his ideas into reality. The models will be delivered in the spring of 2011, but Bijan will never see them for real. Bijan Pakzad died on the 16th of April 2011 due to a serious stroke at the age of 67.

He was known because of his exclusive boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, established in 1976 and only to be visited by appointment. It has been described as “the most expensive store in the world”.

Bijan was known not only for his shop but also for his exquisite car collection, including a yellow Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe and yellow Bugatti Veyron which he parked outside his Rodeo Drive Boutique.

Yellow Bugatti Veyron at Rodeo Drive Los Angeles

[Via Kodoom]

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  1. In 1979 or 1980 I saw the store for first time (outside looking in ) and the staircase with the mink bedspread draped over it—- that gold and plexiglass staircase with the the kingsize mink spread have been on my must have list since. My husband is also Iranian and a fan of Bijan’s perfume as I am. RIP.

  2. Sad news :( I saw a documentary about him last week and he was really an astonishing man.
    I also saw his designs somewhere they were very good.


  3. AWWW THAT’S SAD NEWS :( but, he looked really healthy when i saw him a week ago… and got an autograph :( i love his car tho :P but rest in piece bijan!!

  4. I was very proud of him as Iranian_American; I tell me wife when we go shopping in the Mall,…. this is my favorite color (Yellow) bijan style. Now I can say that anymore and we are sad.

  5. An authentic, unparalleled gentleman of dignity, honor, credence, passion and incomparable style, Bijan was a treasure of enormous admiration and remarkable creative brilliance.

    Through his extraordinary gifts, Bijan faithfully shared his warm heart by enlightening those he held most dear, always with encouraging thoughts of inspiration, perseverance and taking joy by experiencing true accomplishment.

    As my employer, mentor, client and dear friend for over 20 years, Bijan was a forever compelling man. Wise and voraciously charming, he possessed daring innovation for the true pioneer that he was. Bijan originated the embodiment of ‘luxury’ ahead of the fashion world that had not even begun to understand the precise essence of the principle or the keystone of his benchmark business method.

    A proficient connoisseur of quality, perfection and universal design excellence, Bijan was a genius marketer of perception and image for his men’s couture, haute jewelry and a spectrum of award-winning fragrances. His lofty eminence and multi-billion dollar empire as the peerless purveyor of elegance and affluence, was uniquely forged in 1976 on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, by just three words… ‘by appointment only’, offering him unprecedented access to the greatest wealth of the world.

    Bijan was a powerful captain of his industry knowing that what makes greatness is starting something that lives on after you. We shall in no way see the likes of Bijan again, for he was uniquely the one and only.

    – Brett Charles Neubig


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