Bijan Pakzad, who passed away on April 16, regarded himself as one of the most expensive and exclusive fashion designers in the world. Bijan was also an automobile aficionado who sometimes worked with automakers to produce limited edition models that showcased his design influence. Coincidentally, his last project vehicle would be the one of the most expensive and exclusive production vehicles in the world: a Bugatti Veyron.
Bugatti paid tribute to the eccentric fashion designer by producing a video that reveals the special edition Bijan Bugatti, which was completed just weeks before his death. Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s director of design, provides commentary and details of the eight-month long collaboration between the designer and automaker.
“I enjoyed the privilege of Bijan’s hospitality, his kindness, his ever present sense of humor,” Anscheidt said. “It was very interesting to see his eccentric take on the world of style and design.”
Immediately evident is the designer’s signature Bijan yellow paint, which cuts through the center of the Bugatti Veyron from the hood, to the interior and back to the exhaust pipes. Splashes of yellow are also used for the wheels. The remainder of the exterior body is finished in reflective high-gloss polished aluminum, while the interior sports carbon fiber accents and a built in iPad on the upper center console between the seats. Bijan’s trademark logo is found throughout the car with the largest strategically placed on the bottom of the Veyron’s air brake panel.
According to his New York Times obituary, Bijan had a 23-car garage at his home in Beverly Hills that included a yellow Ferrari and Bentley. Last year, he partnered with Rolls Royce to create a special edition Phantom Drophead Coupe that carried a price tag of $1 million.