Bijan Pakzad ( /biˌʒæn ˈpɑːkzɑːd/; Persian: بیژن پاکزاد, Persian pronunciation: [biːˈʒæn pækˈzæd]), generally known simply as bijan (4 April 1940 or 1944 – 16 April 2011), was an Iranian designer of menswear and fragrances.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Bijan migrated to Los Angeles in 1973. His exclusive boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills was established in 1976. It has been described as "the most expensive store in the world".
Bijan's main residence was in Beverly Hills, California, but he was also known to own residences in New York and Malibu, as well as Milan and Florence, Italy. Up until the time of his death, Bijan was one of few Iranians in the media limelight who were still permitted to enter Iran.
Bijan was also known for his automobiles. Most notable in his car collection was a yellow Bentley Azure with black interior, as well as a Black Bentley Azure with yellow interior. He was also known to have a black Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with a customized paint scheme, a yellow Ferrari 430 Spider, a yellow Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, and a Bugatti Veyron, all of which he was known to park outside of his Rodeo Drive boutique.
In the late 1980s Bijan designed a golden...