Bijan: A tip of the at to the Passing of a Legend
From the family:
“Today, Saturday April 16, 2011, at 8:05 a.m., our dear Dr. Bijan Pakzad passed away peacefully with his family members at his side,” said the recording.
source – CNN
Simply known as ##Q##BIJAN##Q##. Iranian born Bijan Pakzad has been a fixture in American and world fashion since he immigrated to the US in the 1970##Q##s.
His exclusive boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hillswas established in 1976 and can be visited by “appointment only”. It has been described as “the most expensive store in the world“.
Bijan dresses some of the world##Q##s most powerful men: President of the United States Barack Obama, former President of the United States George W. Bush, Governor of CaliforniaArnold Schwarzenegger, American actor Tom Cruise, German TV host Thomas Gottschalk, British actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, U.S. Senator JohnKerry, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair, Paul Allen, Jay Leno, Giorgio Armani, Usher, Carlos Slim Helu, Steve Wynn, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Shahram Nazeri and U.S. President Ronald Reagan have all been dressed by Bijan.
Bijan##Q##s fragrances for both men and women are known for their distinctive circular glass flacon with an open center and a dividing web. When half full, the fragrance fills two separate chambers, seemingly defying the law of gravity that liquid seeks its own level. One of these perfume bottles is featured in the permanent exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution.
According to the 2001 Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, the Bijan Perfume and Fashion Business has brought in an estimated $4 billion in sales worldwide.
Bijan mainly lives in Beverly Hills, California, but he is also known to own residences in New York and Malibu, as well as Milan and Florence, Italy. Bijan is one of few Iranians in the notorious paparazzi spotlight who are still permitted to enter Iran.
Bijan is known also for his cars: he has a Yellow Bentley Azure with black interior, as well as a Black Bentley Azure with yellow interior. He is also known to have a Black Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with a customized paint scheme, a yellow Ferrari 430, a Yellow Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, and a Bugatti Veyron, all of which he is known to park outside of his Rodeo Drive botique.