ABELL AUCTION CO. PRESENTS THE ESTATE OF FRENCH FASHION DESIGNER CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER
Private collection of highly coveted furniture, fashion, art and memorabilia from the estate of French fashion designer Christian Audigier head to auction on May 12-13.
Each item from the iconic Los Angeles-area estate of Audigier, known for the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch fashion lines, reflects his personal taste for luxury and quintessential eye for fashion.
Rare personal belongings of the French fashion designer and marketing phenom Christian Audigier – who attracted celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears to promote the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch fashion lines – will be auctioned on May 12-13. Live bidding at the online single-owner sale will start at 9 a.m. PDT each day at Abell Auction Co. in Los Angeles.
An eclectic collection of graffiti-inspired street art, vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles, and signed celebrity photographs and letters will highlight the sale, offering over 650 lots. Special-edition sneakers and accessories, and designer furniture and fashion from Audigier’s sprawling Los Angeles-area estate also will be offered. Items range in value from $50 to $50,000.
“Christian selected every item with exceptional care and passion, and had a quintessential eye for fashion and design,” said Vincent Audigier, nephew of the late designer. “Nothing was random. Everything he owned was the very best and represented his unique lifestyle. Christian loved being the life of the party and the center of attention, and celebrities wanted to be around him.”
Inspired by his love of rock n’ roll, Audigier’s career began in his native France and skyrocketed in the U.S. after he licensed the designs of San Francisco tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy in the early 2000s. At the height of his career, he formed relationships with many A-list celebrities who popularized the Ed Hardy fashion line – known for the rhinestone-studded artwork that decorated hats, tee-shirts, jackets, shoes and a variety of other licensed products. Highlighted auction items include:
Abell Vice President Todd Schireson
“Christian Audigier emerged as one of the foremost fashion designers and celebrity marketers in the world, and was center-stage among many prominent figures in Hollywood who valued both his fashion and his friendship”
An auction preview will be conducted at the Abell gallery (2613 Yates Ave., Los Angeles) on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., up to the sale dates. A complete catalog will be posted on April 29 at www.abell.com. Buyers may place absentee bids with Abell directly, bid via telephone or bid online at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. For more information, call 800.404.2235 or visit www.abell.com.