Max Azria Biography – Max Azria Wiki
Max Azria was the founder of the iconic American fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA.
Azria, who was born in Sfax, Tunisia, grew up in France and later moved to the United States in 1981 after designing women’s apparel in Paris for 11 years.
In 1989, he launched BCBG Max Azria. BCBG was a French acronym for “bon chic, bon genre,” a phrase that meant “good style, good attitude.” The company was a constant presence on the runway at New York Fashion Week and later expanded by acquiring the French label Herve Leger.
Azria was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers in 1998 and in 2008 he launched BCBGeneration — a younger label — appointing his oldest daughter, Joyce, as the creative director.
In 2016, Azria left his namesake line, BCBGMAXAZRIA, as the company was in decline. It filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and was taken over by Marquee Brands, which also owns Body Glove and Bruno Magli.
Max Azria Age
He was born on January 1, 1949 in Sfax, Tunisia. He died on May 6, 2019 in Houston, United States aged 70.
Max Azria Wife
Azria was married twice. He was divorced from his first wife with whom he had three children. Azria remarried to Ukrainian-born Lubov Azria, chief creative officer for BCBG Max Azria Group.
Max Azria Children
Azria had six children. He had three children with his first wife: Michael John Azria who was born in 1974, Joyce Azria Nassir who was born in 1981, and Marine Azria who was born in 1984. He had three children with his second wife: Chloe who was born in 1993, Anais who was born in 1996, and Agnes who was born in 1997.
Max Azria Death
Max Azria died on Monday May 6, 2019 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 70.
BCBG posted a tribute to the late designer on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon writing, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Max Azria. Max was a true visionary, who defined the Contemporary Fashion category. BCBG stands for Bon Chic, Bon Genre or “good style, good attitude,” which reflects the legacy of the man himself, one we are committed to preserving in his honor. Our deepest condolences to the Azria family.”
Max Azria is survived by his wife, Lubov Azria, who was the creative director at BCBGMaxAzria Group, and six children: Michael, Chloe, Marine, Agnes, Anais and Joyce. His brother, Serge Azria, is also in the Los Angeles fashion industry and is the designer behind such as labels as Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott.
Max Azria Cause of Death
Max Azria’s cause of death was lung cancer.
Max Azria Net Worth
Azria had an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.
Max Azria Nationality
He was of Tunisian nationality.