By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on best of fixing traits the way in which Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on worldwide tradition. in view that designing his first number of “classics with a twist” 3 many years in the past, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his future wasn’t regularly so transparent. growing to be up one in every of 9 youngsters in a working-class kin in Elmira, long island, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore 12 months of highschool, and located himself consistently at odds together with his father. however, this self-described dreamer had a imaginative and prescient and the relentless will to make it a fact. At eighteen he opened his personal clothes shop, parlaying his uncanny intuition for sort right into a budding profession as a way clothier. via a long time of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly positive. To this present day, his method of trade is rooted in his confident view of the world.
American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that hide Tommy’s years as a membership child and scrappy entrepreneur in Nineteen Seventies ny in addition to detailed 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 can be greater than only a type icon’s memoir—it’s a highway map for construction a model, either professionally and in my view. Tommy takes us behind the curtain of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, delivering suggestion on management, enterprise, team-building, and creativity.
This is the tale of a real American unique, informed 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 usually you might want to dream immense to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A distinct check out the style international . . . a good, common, in general pleasing autobiography of the guy who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and enterprise specialists alike will glean very important classes from Hilfiger’s rags-to-riches rag-trade story.”—Booklist
“Tommy burst onto the style scene on the peak of hip-hop and was once immediately taken up by means of rappers and rockers alike. on account that then, 12 months after 12 months he has been sooner than the curve together with his based and fashionable seems. His artistic strength has consistently been an concept to me. He’s quite himself in American Dreamer.”—Mick Jagger
"In American Dreamer Tommy exhibits how he has taken the (rock) stars and the (preppy) stripes and are available up with a look—and a label—that are famous globally as being quintessentially American, in addition to a model that continuously retains time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour
“Tommy is an suggestion to many people. American Dreamer exhibits how he has controlled to achieve success in enterprise and performed so with integrity.”—David Beckham
“Tommy is among 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 in a position to go beyond type and mix it with popular culture and take it to a world viewers. American Dreamer records how, in contrast to the other clothier, Tommy was once capable of faucet into song, its tradition, and its effect on society.”—Tommy Mottola
From the Hardcover edition.
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American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business by Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones