Bijan Pakzad and Shahzadeh Reza Pahlavi at Beverly Hills Headquarters


Bijan Pakzad and Shahzadeh Reza Pahlavi at Beverly Hills Headquarters
by Darius Kadivar

Fashion Designer Bijan Pakzad passed away today after anunexpected stroke that plunged him in Coma on Friday. Last Summer Bijan had greeted Iran’s Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi at his Beverly Hills Headquarters. ( See Official Website of Bijan Stores )


LARGER PHOTOS : Bijan Pakzad’s tours Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi at Bijan’s headquarters on Beverly Hills

On Friday afternoon, fashion icon and designer Bijan Pakzad suffered a stroke and has been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to family members, Bijan suffered a stroke in the brain and the 67-year old was in critical condition at the hospital.

But on Saturday, April 16th, Bijan's condition worsenedand he passed away.

Bijan's best known for his fashion and perfume business for which he has a world-class store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. (See Related Tribute by Shirin Sadeghi in the Huffington Post)

BBC Persian Report on Bijan's Demise:

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Bijan’s message to the Iranian Community: Census 2010 :

GMTV interview:

Good Morning Britain Interviews Bijan Pakzad at his Rodeo Drive showroom and at his Beverly Hills home.

VOA Report on Bijan’s Yellow Rolls Royce Inauguration:

Bijan was awarded the Otis Design Legend Award, this video was created to be shown at the ceremony.

Shabahang Report:

About Bijan :


Born in Tehran, Iran, Bijan immigrated to the United States, to Los Angeles in 1973. His exclusive boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills was established in 1976 and can be visited by "appointment only". It has been described as "the most expensive store in the world".

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 forhis 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 Drop head Coupe, and a Bugatti Veyron, all of which he is known to park outside of his Rodeo Drive botique.

In the late 1980s Bijan designed a golden Colt revolver. The gun had a leather hand grip fashioned for a.38-cal. Colt revolver in laid in the cylinder was 56 grams of 24-karat gold,the gun was placed in a mink pouch in a Baccarat crystal case embossed with the customer's name. Bijan's own signature is engraved in gold on the barrel of the gun. Only 200 such guns were made. In 2005, one of these guns sold to Jacob Nahamia at Christie's auction house for over $50,000 USD

In 2000 Bijan courted controversy when an advertisement featuring a "rotund [nude] model named Bella" and himself was at first rejected by New York magazines before it was accepted by Tina Brown's Talk magazine.


Bijan dresses some of theworld's most powerful men: President of the United States Barack Obama, former President of the United States George W. Bush, Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, American actor Tom Cruise, German TV hostThomas Gottschalk, British actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, Presidentof Russia Vladimir Putin, U.S. Senator John Kerry, 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 or King Juan Carlos of Spain have all been dressed by Bijan.

Bijan's fragrances for both men and women are known for their distinctive circular glass flacon withan open center and a dividing web. When half full, the fragrance fills two separate chambers, seemingly defying the law of gravity that liquid seeksits 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 has three children. His first-born, Daniela Pakzad,from his first marriage, and his other two children—Alexandra Pakzad and Nicolas Bijan Pakzad, from his second marriage, to Irish-Japanese Model/InteriorDesigner Tracy Murdock. His daughter Alexandra is a law student, works as afashion model, and lives in Los Angeles. His son Nicolas also works for Bijan Designer for Men as well as Fashion World Inc. Nicolas lives in Malibu, CA, where heattends Pepperdine University, in 2009 he was named Malibu Citizen of the Year by The Malibu Times newspaper. In a 2009 interview with Signature Magazine, Bijan's self-proclaimed passion in life is his three children and his two dogs.


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by maziar 58 on

don't know him personally but i'm always proud 0f any achievement made by any iranian.

thanks mr. dariush.         Maziar


Thanks Dariush Kadivar

by pedro on

Thank you Roger Rabit.

Thank you Maryam Hojjat

Thank you Comments.

I am glad there are a few ADAME FAHMIDEH still on this site.

Is it too difficult to be sensible? An honest hard working Iranian is dead and some of you so called Iranians just had to open your mouths and made undeserving comment about him on the home page section  of IC referencing Bijan?  

I am Persia. I pray to Ahoura Mazda.


Dear Comments

by iamfine on

You made an excellent comment about our hamvatan. We need to stay away from the second type or educating them (beh rah rust hedayat shavand)


There are two types of

by comments on

There are two types of Iranians: (1) Iranians who make difference and present Iranians with proud and accomplishments. (2) Iranians who hate the others and always undermine and complain with their dark hearts.

Maryam Hojjat

Thanks, DK

by Maryam Hojjat on

for the videos & bio of this great, interesting, & famous Iranian.  I am proud of Him.  May GOD bless his soul.


Why Bijan is not featured on the home page?

by Roger_Rabbit on

he was the most famous Irnanian gift to the international world of fashion why is there not any mention of him in the pictories. Is it because he was a close friend of Reza Pahlavi?


Thanks Dariush

ps - just appeared on home page!


betther late than never


rip bijan