Ed Hardy engineer Christian Audigier dies during 57 – 7News Boston WHDH-TV – WHDH
July 11, 2015 - fall Denim
By ROBERT JABLON
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fashion engineer Christian Audigier, who was innate in France though gained celebrity and happening in a United States with his tattoo-inspired, street-wise designs for a Ed Hardy and Von Dutch brands, died Friday. He was 57.
Audigier died during 3:45 a.m. during Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, sanatorium mouthpiece Laura Coverson said.
Audigier had cancer, pronounced his former publicist, Michele Elyzabeth, who initial reported a genocide on her LATF character website.
Besides his colorful designs, a engineer was famous for his enterprising graduation and for friendships with celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and a French thespian Johnny Hallyday.
“My crony forever,” Hallyday tweeted on Friday, in French. “I will skip we terribly. we adore you.”
Audigier was innate in Avignon, France, and began operative in conform as early as age 14, Elyzabeth said.
He changed to New York as a immature man, where he worked for a series of labels. But it was in Los Angeles where he achieved fame, initial as a engineer for Von Dutch, and afterwards for a Ed Hardy brand, where Audigier’s wardrobe played off a colorful designs of tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy.
“I trust people are going to go to travel wear some-more than couture wear,” Audigier pronounced when presenting his Ed Hardy line during Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2008, where he displayed what he described as an loyalty to tone and ’80s travel style: sparkly, festooned jeans, for example, and motifs of dragons, skulls and roses on splendid backdrops.
Casual wear, a engineer pronounced then, could see a arise in a uneasy economy.
“You can wear this with all a garments we have,” Audigier said.
He had a repute for high-profile hobnobbing and intelligent marketing, removing a likes of Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton to competition his trucker hats and other gear.
“I trust celebrities are a best motorist for trends,” Audigier told a Los Angeles Times in 2007. “The some-more they wear my stuff, a some-more it is going to be seen by a people.”
In further to Von Dutch and Ed Hardy, Audigier designed denim equipment for Levi’s, Guess and a series of other wardrobe lines. However, he had not actively designed for several years.
AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck in New York contributed to this report.
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