January 5, 2003 |
The global economy is down and the stock markets have cratered, but step for a moment into a parallel universe where the very wealthy continue to cavort as if the bubble hadn't burst. This is where Bijan lives. For nearly 30 years, Bijan Pakzad, better known by his first name, or, as he prefers to be called, Mr. Bijan, has sold what he proudly describes as "the most expensive menswear in the world" from his lavish Beverly Hills shop.
June 8, 2012 |
The Beverly Hills home of menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad has come on the market at $11.995 million. Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room. The 12,016 square feet of living space includes a marble-counter bar in the family room, a sweeping central staircase, a step-down living room, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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April 18, 2011 |
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. Pakzad's family maintained he was 67 despite some public records that listed his age as 71. Pakzad suffered a stroke while working Thursday and was rushed to the hospital but never recovered, said his 19-year-old son, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad.
November 14, 1996 |
America's locker rooms may soon smell not of sweaty socks but of grapefruit, geraniums and green tea. Michael Jordan, 33, who plays in the NBA when he's not pitching Gatorade and Air Jordans or co-starring with Bugs Bunny in a major motion picture, has bottled his persona. In town recently to kick off a $20-million promotional blitz for Michael Jordan, the cologne, the charismatic Chicago Bull said he'd been in on creating the scent from the first sniff.
June 6, 1989 |
It's taking fingers longer every year to walk through the Iranian Yellow Pages. Eight years ago, Sohrab Rostamian and Bijan Khalili, who fled their homeland amid Iran's revolutionary chaos in the late 1970s, published a 96-page telephone directory of businesses owned by the growing number of Iranian refugees in Southern California. This year, the Iranian Yellow Pages is 848 pages long, listing about 1,600 businesses and professionals. The number of Iranian dentists, for example, that are listed in the book has climbed from six to 91. Rostamian and Khalili have set up a 411-like information service to give callers telephone numbers of Iranian businesses in their native Farsi language.
January 8, 1988 |
. . . and buy a decent suit. You can't come in here looking like this. Go to my tailor and tell him I sent you. --Gordon Gekko to Bud Fox in the movie "Wall Street" Once again, the worlds of fashion and cinema converge. Has Oliver Stone's hit movie "Wall Street" prompted a run on custom-tailored suits? No, not exactly.