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Bijan

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The Resume

    (April 4, 1940-April 16, 2011)
    Born in Tehran, Iran
    Birth name was Bijan Pakzad
    Designer of menswear and fragrances
    Established a boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (1976)
    Boutique described as 'the most expensive store in the world'
    Fragrances included DNA Perfume and Michael Jordan Cologne

Why he might be annoying:

    He went by a pretentious single name.
    He tried to shave four years off his age and claimed 1944 as his birth year.
    He was married and divorced twice.
    He boasted about how discreet he was while constantly dropping names of famous clients.
    He marketed a $10,000 designer pistol.
    He said, 'With my ego, I would have been successful anywhere, but America gave me the opportunity to show my taste.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    His motto was, 'Charge what you want but make it the best.'
    His clients included US Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Russian President Vladimir Putin, King Juan Carlos of Spain, actors Tom Cruise and Anthony Hopkins, and fellow designers Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta.
    Client Arnold Schwarzenegger joked, 'You know what a pleasure it is to walk into a place and find someone with a worse accent than I have?'
    He was a supporter of the Persian-American Cancer Institute.
    He was named Oxford University's Entrepreneur of the Year (2011).

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying