Bijan Pakzadبیژن پاکزاد

مشخصات بیژن پاکزاد
Bijan Pakzad
نام : بیژن پاکزاد
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تاریخ تولد : April 04, 1944     (‏ پانزدهم فروردین 1323‎)
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حرفه : Fashion Designer
زندگینامه بیژن پاکزاد
بیژن پاکزاد هنرمند ایرانی-آمریکایی که به خاطر طراحی لباس شخصیت های معروف جهان به شهرت رسید.

پاکزاد که با نام تجاری "بیژن" بیشتر شناخته می‌شود، متولد سال ۱۳۲۳ در تهران بود و از سال ۱۳۵۲ به آمریکا مهاجرت کرده بود و یکی از مشهورترین طراحان جهانی لباس مردانه، عطر و جواهرات بود.

فروشگاه "بیژن" واقع در محله بورلی هیلز لس آنجلس، محل رفت و آمد چهره های سرشناس بود.

بیژن برای تعدادی از معروفترین چهره های سیاسی و هنری جهان مانند بوش، ولادیمیر پوتین، سناتور جان کری، تونی بلر، پل آلن، رونالد ریگان، آرنولد شوارزنگر، تام کروز، آنتونی هاپکینز، استیو واین، شهرام ناظری و حتی طراحان بزرگی همچون جورجیو آرمانی، تام فورد و اسکار دلا رنتا و بسیاری دیگر لباس طراحی کرده است.
Bijan Pakzad's Biography
Bijan Pakzad was an Iranian fashion designer specialized in menswear and fragrances. Bijan's 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 had 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/Interior Designer Tracy Murdock. His daughter Alexandra is a law student, works as a fashion 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 he attends 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 stated that his passion in life was his three children and his two dogs.

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 Drophead coupe, and a Bugatti Veyron, all of which he was known to park outside of his Rodeo Drive boutique.

On April 14, 2011, Bijan suffered a stroke and was immediately rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had brain surgery but never recovered and he died two days later on April 16, 2011 at 8:05 am. He was 67 years-old.
Bijan's memorial service is on Saturday April 30, 2011 at the UCLA Royce Hall at 5:30 pm.