Who is Christian Audigier?
At a glimpse:
Born: Christian Ginutti in Avignon, France 1958
Nickname: Le Vif, (the fast one)
1st Year Company earnings: $15 million dollars
Smokes: Marlboro Lights
First celebrity endorsement: Brittany Spears
Latest news:July 2008 C-Bar-A line is announced
July 2008 Paco Chicano line unveiled at Bread & Butter Barcelona
July 2008 Opens nightclub in Las Vegas at Treasure Island
July 2008 George Cloney’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Larson is new model for Ed Hardy couture
July 2008 Brittany Spears & Christian Audigier plan clothing line together
June 2008 Michael Jackson & Christian Audigier plan clothing line together
Born Christian Ginutti in 1958, Christian Audigier is a French designer
and businessman. Audigier has designer for American Eagle, Diesel, Levi’s,
Lee, Liberto, Kookai, Von Dutch, and Naf Naf. He is credited with making
Von Dutch a house hold name and starting the trucker cap fashion craze.
After three years with Von Dutch, Audigier began his own company licensing
the tattoo artwork of Don Ed Hardy. A gifted marketer, he made the Ed Hardy
a brand a favorite of the Hollywood celebrity set landing Britney Spears as his
first celebrity client. Now, everyone from Sylvester Stallone to Snoop Dog and
Madonna are seen in his clothing. Audigier has become some what of a celebrity
himself hob nobbing with celebrities and appearing on Janice and Abbey and
several fashion television shows like america's/australia's/germany's Next Top Model.
Audigier also has Ed Hardy retail stores in fashionable locations throughout the world.
Audigier’s most popular line, Ed Hardy, is known for colorful tattoo art with vintage
military, Asian, and animal themes. Other lines are his signature Christian Audigier
label, Smet with Johnny Hollyday, Paco Chicano, C-Bar-A, and Crystal Rock named after
his daughter Crystal.
Expanding his empire, Audigier has licensed Ed Hardy from everything to bottled
water to air fresheners and even recently opened a Las Vegas night club.