By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on best of adjusting developments the best way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on international tradition. for the reason that designing his first selection of “classics with a twist” 3 a long time in the past, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his future wasn’t continually so transparent. growing to be up one among 9 teenagers in a working-class kin in Elmira, ny, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore yr of highschool, and located himself regularly at odds along with his father. however, this self-described dreamer had a imaginative and prescient and the relentless will to make it a truth. At eighteen he opened his personal clothes shop, parlaying his uncanny intuition for sort right into a budding occupation as a manner clothier. via a long time of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly positive. To today, his method of trade is rooted in his confident view of the world.
American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that disguise Tommy’s years as a membership child and scrappy entrepreneur in Seventies ny in addition to designated insights into the particular A-list personalities with whom he’s collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. yet this is often greater than only a model icon’s memoir—it’s a highway map for development a model, either professionally and individually. Tommy takes us backstage of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, supplying suggestion on management, company, team-building, and creativity.
This is the tale of a real American unique, advised for the 1st time in his personal phrases, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable urge for food for all times and magnificence that proves that typically you'll want to dream substantial to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A particular investigate the style international . . . a good, user-friendly, often exciting autobiography of the fellow who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and company professionals alike will glean very important classes from Hilfiger’s rags-to-riches rag-trade story.”—Booklist
“Tommy burst onto the style scene on the top of hip-hop and was once immediately taken up by way of rappers and rockers alike. when you consider that then, yr after 12 months he has been prior to the curve together with his stylish and fashionable seems. His inventive strength has consistently been an concept to me. He’s quite himself in American Dreamer.”—Mick Jagger
"In American Dreamer Tommy indicates how he has taken the (rock) stars and the (preppy) stripes and are available up with a look—and a label—that are well-known globally as being quintessentially American, in addition to a model that regularly retains time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour
“Tommy is an notion to many people. American Dreamer indicates how he has controlled to achieve success in enterprise and performed so with integrity.”—David Beckham
“Tommy is likely one of the such a lot actual humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could suppose his ardour pour via every little thing he does: model, fatherhood, kin, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys
“Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who used to be capable of go beyond model and mix it with popular culture and take it to a world viewers. American Dreamer files how, not like the other dressmaker, Tommy was once capable of faucet into tune, its way of life, and its effect on society.”—Tommy Mottola
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American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business by Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones