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Christian Audigier’s clothing isn’t for wallflowers, so it’s not surprising that the French designer himself isn’t afraid of showing off a little: the walls of his Soho boutique are graced with framed pictures of himself. It’s a perfect backdrop for the elaborately decorated hoodies, tees, jeans, and dresses by Audigier, who found fame with his Ed Hardy and Von Dutch lines. The store’s theme of Los Angeles rock-and-roll glam plays out on sleeves, chests, and backs printed with tattoo-like designs heavy on skulls, roses, winged hearts, flames, and dragons—always in bright colors and usually embellished with rhinestones. Accessories include slip-on canvas shoes, flip-flops, bikinis, and baseball hats with the same bold prints. The only items that stray from the tattoo theme (without sacrificing any flash, of course) are wallets for both sexes in metallic aged leather, belts with bejeweled buckles, and crocodile handbags for the ladies. For tips on how to pull off the in-your-face look, search no further than the store’s Hall of Fame wall, where photographs show fans like Heidi Klum, Dennis Rodman, and Britney Spears draped in Christian Audigier from head to toe.