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.

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Source: Kodoom

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9 comments:

  (248) posted on 08.3.2011

It seems that it wasn’t that long before he discovered his passion in dressing up some super cars. with a great talent like this I bet a lot of people including me will definitely mourn on his death.

  (242) posted on 08.3.2011

We will surely remember this dude on his awesome dressed up version for the successful brand like the Roll Royce Drophead Coupe and let’s not forget about the Bugatti Veyron. He is really a big lose in the fashion and auto industry as well.

  (600) posted on 07.5.2011

Yeah..his works are great just like on Hamman. If he is still alive today there are a lot of car that he can still turn into a great piece of art.

  (777) posted on 07.5.2011

Too bad that this talented folks need to passed away.. I have seen his previous work and I’m impressed with them just like his wardrobe! I want to see an exhibit for his work.

  (453) posted on 05.6.2011

I don’t really talk like car and driver, I’m not even good at cars, when it comes to car, I look on the design and set aside the others things and let the ones who know understand it, so it was really sad that one of the best car designer passed away. Anyway at least he left something.

  (541) posted on 04.20.2011

Yeah, you’re right. It really feels a bit of a sad start for the Auto industry this year. And it’s also too bad that Mr. Pakzad won’t be able to see his works.

  (858) posted on 04.19.2011

It’s not yet that long when Hamann passed away and then here’s another, Mr. Bijan. For sure we will cot forgot his contribution in the auto industry. Condolences for his family..

  (399) posted on 04.19.2011

This is a sad news..I have seen some of his work and I have to say that they are great piece of art. I bet this death would be a big lose in the car industry.

  (337) posted on 04.19.2011

Well, that one is indeed disheartening. Condolences to those whom he left. Hope his last project with Rolls Royce would be a success.

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