Christian Audigier (born May 21, 1958) is a French fashion designer and entrepreneur. Originally from France, he has designed for many brands. He made his first mark as a fashion jeans designer. One of his most notable achievements was being the primary force behind the rise of Von Dutch, and making the Von Dutch hat a style trend. Audigier began working in the fashion industry at the age of fourteen. He designed a line of denim that was inspired by his love for rock.
Christian Audigier’s designs became so popular that a top executive from a jeans company took notice of Audigiers talent, affording him the opportunity to create with the company and travel the world. He moved to New York in his early twenties to expand his own brand.Christian Audigier has also teamed up with a small cooperative in France, Montpeyroux Estates, to release a line of fine wines. He launched his wine and champagne brand in June 2009 at Movida, a London nightclub.