We woke up today to hear some pretty distressing news. World-famous designer and supercar enthusiast Bijan Pakzad died last April 17,2011, over what appears to have been a fatal stroke. The Iranian-American designer was 67.
While the man is more famous in the fashion industry for having what has been called the "the most expensive store in the world", Bijan was also famous for having a pretty fine taste in supercars, particularly his dressed up yellow and black Bugatti Veyron and Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, also in the same yellow-and-black finish.
Bijan’s involvement in the auto industry was no more evident than at last year’s LA Auto Show when he and Rolls Royce struck a partnership to create a limited series of Rolls-Royce Phantoms that will carry his design language.
While the models are scheduled to be delivered in the coming months, the sad thing is that Bijan will never get to see his work come to fruition.
It may be a tragic day for the fashion world, but make no mistake, the auto industry is mourning this loss too.