By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on most sensible of adjusting developments the best way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on international tradition. when you consider that designing his first selection 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 continually so transparent. growing to be up considered one of 9 young children in a working-class kin in Elmira, long island, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore 12 months of highschool, and located himself always at odds along 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 many years of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly positive. To today, his method of trade is rooted in his optimistic view of the world.
American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that conceal Tommy’s years as a membership child and scrappy entrepreneur in Nineteen Seventies ny in addition to distinctive insights into the unique 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 development a model, either professionally and for my part. Tommy takes us behind the curtain of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, supplying recommendation 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 elegance that proves that typically you'll want to dream tremendous to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A certain look at the style international . . . a good, undemanding, in general exciting autobiography of the guy who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and enterprise experts 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 used to be immediately taken up via rappers and rockers alike. due to the fact that then, 12 months after yr he has been prior to the curve along with his dependent and fashionable appears. His inventive power has continuously been an idea to me. He’s rather 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 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 likely one of the such a lot real humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could suppose his ardour pour via every thing he does: type, fatherhood, family members, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys
“Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who was once capable of go beyond style and mix it with popular culture and take it to a world viewers. American Dreamer records how, in contrast to the other fashion designer, Tommy was once capable of faucet into tune, its way of life, and its impression on society.”—Tommy Mottola
From the Hardcover edition.
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