Bobby Vaughn was a fashion designer from the United States. He is known as a co-founder of the Von Dutch brand. In the early 2000s, the brand was very popular among celebrities, including Paris Hilton and Jay-Z. His name was also synonymous with the title “Bobby.” Aside from his role as a clothing designer, he has also been charged with murder.
The Von Dutch company was formed in 1999 and quickly took off. Its creators were known to butt heads. Their business was so big that they were able to claim it was worth a billion dollars. However, it was a short-lived success and the company was eventually sold to a European shoe distributor. After that, it went south.
When Bobby was 26 years old, he was arrested for murder. His friend, Mark Rivas, was murdered in a drunken brawl. The incident happened in New York City. According to the prosecution, the defendant claimed he was acting in self-defense. But the judge said that it was not.
Bobby Von Dutch moved to New York in order to start a new life. His friends and relatives told him that he would be able to make it big in the city. They predicted that he would be able to build the Von Dutch brand into a powerhouse. This is the story the documentary, Curse of Von Dutch, is trying to tell.
The film, which premieres on Hulu on November 18, will explore the lives of the people behind the Von Dutch brand. Some of them are very charismatic. While the other ones are more mysterious.
The Von Dutch brand was popularized by Jay-Z, Paris Hilton, and Justin Timberlake. Although the company was very popular in the late ’90s, it was relatively short-lived. Nevertheless, it is still a popular brand today. There are several Von Dutch stores in Los Angeles and New York. Several of the founders had ties to Nazi Germany.
Bobby Vaughn was involved with gangs in his adolescent days. However, when he became an entrepreneur, he pursued his childhood dream of surfing. Before Von Dutch, he never had a chance to surf in New York.
He is married and has a son. However, he is not available on social media platforms. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be around a half a million.
Aside from being a clothing designer, Vaughn is also a real estate mogul. When he bought the Von Dutch brand, he based it in the Rockaways, New York. That is the city where his mother grew up. From there, he began his own apparel store. Eventually, he sold the company to Tonny Sorensen, a Danish entrepreneur. Apparently, Sorensen was a great investor, because he stepped in when the company needed funds.
For the time being, the internet is full of questions about Vaughn and his role in the Von Dutch saga. Thankfully, the series Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For will help clear up some of the mystery surrounding the company.