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.
July 8, 1988 |
A few words from Bijan Pakzad, the new self-appointed arbiter of taste: - New York tap water is good taste; Perrier is bad taste. - Leather floors are good taste; wall-to-wall carpeting is bad taste. - Wearing the same cologne as your driver is extreme bad taste. - Bad taste is asking someone not to smoke. Good taste? Not smoking. - Nix on going topless; a one-piece is better. - And visible panty lines? Ugly, ugly, ugly. He's at it again.
January 21, 2000 |
Mr. Bijan and a fat lady are the talk of the town in New York magazine circles. The hugely successful Beverly Hills clothier, known for his perfumes, men's fashion and outrageous ads, and his decidedly rotund model named Bella were first rejected and then embraced by some of the toniest Manhattan-based magazines. The couple is featured in Bijan's latest ad campaign, which at first was roundly rejected--until Talk's magazine's Tina Brown accepted all three ads.
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.