MANNY KHOSHBIN visiting House Of Bijan in Beverly Hills
All the clothing is rich with color – each piece a statement, bold but not loud. I didn’t know any of the men who came in that day, yet I noticed how, like my friend, they surrendered the demeanor of seriousness with which they’d entered for the sheer delight this shopping experience was offering. And never have I seen men so engaged and euphoric while shopping for something other than electronics and cars, sports or barbecue paraphernalia. It’s a generalization, I know; but if a survey of the facial expressions and general mood of adults were conducted at any mall in America, who do you think would rank as happier in that moment, men or women?