Who is Elijah Vaughn?
The name Von Dutch is a pseudonym of Kenny Howard, an American motorcycle mechanic, artist and gunsmith. His name is also associated with a fashion line that was started by his brother. While the clothing label was not created by Howard, his name was the inspiration for it.
In the early 2000s, Von Dutch became a popular fashion brand among celebrities. But that didn’t stop the company from losing some of its stake to a Danish investor. The company was forced to fire Vaughn, and Sorensen took over the company. But he still had to deal with a legal battle.
Despite the high-profile cast, the story isn’t based on a true crime, but it does have elements of a real crime. There’s a cult, murder, charismatic leaders and everyone dressing alike, but it’s more like a twisted version of a true story than a straight-up true crime.
After gaining fame with her Von Dutch project, Eli also participated in several television and commercial projects. She was a runner-up in the Seventeen Magazine cover modeling contest, and later appeared on several magazine covers. This period gave Eli a wider range of work experience and she moved to Los Angeles when she was eighteen.
Vaughn’s life began in Santa Cruz, California. Later, he moved to New York, where he had several run-ins with the law. In one incident, he shot a former prisoner – and later claimed it was in self-defense after the friend allegedly attacked him with a broken bottle.
After being spotted at a trade show, Eli met Bobby Vaughn, founder of Von Dutch Originals. He was hired to help promote the brand. With his gymnastics background, Eli was able to attract a crowd. Later, he got the opportunity to work with Tommy Lee on the hit MTV show ‘Cribs’. Eli and Bobby had a friendship during their promotional tours.
In later years, Vaughn has kept a low profile. He was fired from Von Dutch and relocated to New York City. While his net worth is unknown, it is estimated to be in the $10 million range. As of 2009, he had separated with his Von Dutch partners. After that, he has been keeping a low profile ever since.
Von Dutch is famous for its trucker hats, which are beloved by celebrities, like Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake. The brand was once owned by Howard’s daughter. The business was eventually sold to a European shoe distributor, but Kylie Jenner tried to revive Von Dutch’s popularity in the 2000s. Now, a documentary series based on the company’s history will be produced by Intellectual Property Corporation, which also produces the YouTube show This Is Paris.
The Von Dutch docuseries is an interesting look at the company’s history and the complex dynamics of its management. The show will be available for streaming on Hulu on Nov. 18 and explore the rise and fall of a famous fashion brand. During the mid-2000s, the company transformed from a niche fashion accessory into a trendy necessity.