MANNY KHOSHBIN visiting House Of Bijan in Beverly Hills
I turned to tell my friend I was done, but he was off in another part of the shop, surrounded by an array of suits and jackets. I watched him try on a few, posing in front of the mirror, turning this way and that as he tried to determine if it was a keeper. It occurred to me to try on a few things myself. One of the individuals attending to my friend was an elegant and gently persuasive woman by the name of Manijeh Messa. I later learned she is the general manager and has been at the boutique since 1976. I asked Madame Manijeh if she could show me a few outfits.