Rolls-Royce has used this week’s 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show to announce the launch of a new collaboration with California-based designer Bijan Pakzad (generally known simply as Bijan). The announcement was made last night at a special event at Bijan’s Rodeo Drive Boutique complete with the designer’s own yellow Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, which you can often see parked outside the store.
The latest collaboration will lead to the delivery of a series of limited edition Rolls-Royce Phantom models bearing Bijan’s unique flair and attention to detail. Working in partnership with the Rolls-Royce design team, Bijan will create specifications and design elements that will be realized by skilled craftspeople and artisans working at Rolls-Royce’s production facility back in Goodwood, England.
The first of the Bijan models will be delivered in the spring of 2011.
The Rolls-Royce brand is in perfect fitting with Bijan and his upmarket boutique. The exclusive store has often been nicknamed the most expensive store in the world and can be visited by appointment only. Its list of clientele has included the likes of Michael Jordan, George Bush and Bill Clinton.
Earlier this year, at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, Rolls-Royce unveiled a series of custom models in the automaker’s new Bespoke Collection
that give a good idea as to what to expect for the Bijan influenced models.