Ed Hardy, Von Dutch designer dies at 57

In this photo taken, Sept. 25, 2008, clothing designer Christian Audigier arrives for the 26th Annual Macy's Passport to Fashion gala in Santa Monica, Calif. Michele Elyzabeth, a spokeswoman for the Ed Hardy clothing founder, said Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, Audigier would move into the sprawling Holmby Hills mansion, most recently rented by King of Pop Michael Jackson, at the end of Jackson's lease on Dec. 15, 2009. Jackson died June 25. He was 50. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(KRON) — Fashion designer Christian Audigier, famous for his brightly colored tattooed Americana aesthetic and successful clothing lines Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, has died.

The 57-year old was diagnosed with cancer in January, TMZ reports.

His ubiquitous designs clothed early 2000s ‘it girls’ like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.  His work spread to retail stores in over 40 countries, amassing a net worth of nearly $250 million.

The designer also worked with brands like Guess, Levi’s, Diesel, American Outfitters, XOXO and Bisou Bisou.

The french designer was inspired by rock and roll, designing his first denim line heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones.

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