We are saddened to hear about the passing of Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier at age 57. Reports say the French fashion mogul had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. He told TMZ he had Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and received a bone marrow transplant on March 19.
The Ed Hardy and Von Dutch designer is survived by daughter Crystal and two sons.
22-year-old Crystal Audigier is the daughter of Christian and former wife Ira. She was born in Los Angeles.
Crystal has followed into her father’s footsteps, she has her own clothing line called “Crystal Rock.”
She grew up in the world of fashion, music and art; the clothing page also says her father is her mentor and biggest influence.
Talented Crystal sketches and designs all of the images for her collection. Her line, created with the help of her father celebrates girls of all ethnicities, cultures and walks of life. Her inspiration for the clothing line came from her California roots and international travels. It is described as “vibrant, wearable art and a reflection of Hollywood individualism.”
In 2008 Christian threw a big party to celebrate Crystals sweet 16, their guests included Paris Hilton and performances by rapper T.I., pop group Pussycat Dolls.
In 2011 the daughter-father duo were pictured celebrating her 19th birthday, with them Christian’s girlfriend Nathalie Sorensen.