By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on best of adjusting developments the way in which Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on international tradition. given 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 regularly so transparent. turning out to be up one among 9 little ones in a working-class relatives in Elmira, ny, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore yr of highschool, and located himself continuously at odds together 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 outfitter, parlaying his uncanny intuition for sort right into a budding occupation as a manner clothier. via many years of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly confident. 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 exact insights into the specific 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 style icon’s memoir—it’s a street map for construction a model, either professionally and for my part. Tommy takes us behind the curtain of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, delivering 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 should dream colossal to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A designated check out the style global . . . a decent, ordinary, as a rule unique autobiography of the fellow who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and company 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 top of hip-hop and used to be immediately taken up by means of rappers and rockers alike. on the grounds that then, yr after 12 months he has been prior to the curve together with his dependent and classy appears. His artistic strength has continually been an idea to me. He’s fairly 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 well-known globally as being quintessentially American, in addition to a model that consistently retains time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour
“Tommy is an idea to many people. American Dreamer exhibits 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 real humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could think his ardour pour via every thing he does: model, fatherhood, family members, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys
“Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who used to be capable of go beyond style and mix it with popular culture and take it to a world viewers. American Dreamer files how, in contrast to the other dressmaker, Tommy used to be capable of faucet into track, its lifestyle, and its impression 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