Sources close to the Azria family tell us he passed away Monday in a Houston hospital after battling lung cancer.
Azria famously launched the contemporary women's clothing brand, BCBG MAX AZRIA, which was a Parisian term meaning "good style, good attitude." He presented his first runway collection during New York Fashion Week back in 1996.
His couture has been worn by many stars on the red carpet, like Angelina Jolie during the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Azria also teamed up for a clothing line with Miley Cyrus, and designed the outfits for her 2009 Wonder World Tour.
Funeral plans have not yet been announced for Azria, who is survived by his wife, Lubov, and six children.