By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on best of adjusting tendencies the best way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on worldwide tradition. for the reason that designing his first choice 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. transforming into up one among 9 young ones in a working-class relations in Elmira, big apple, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore 12 months of highschool, and located himself always 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 outfitter, parlaying his uncanny intuition for kind right into a budding profession as a way clothier. via many years of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly positive. To at the present time, 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 long island in addition to detailed 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 is often greater than only a model icon’s memoir—it’s a street map for development a model, either professionally and in my view. Tommy takes us behind the curtain of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, providing recommendation on management, enterprise, team-building, and creativity.
This is the tale of a real American unique, instructed 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 significant to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A special check out the style international . . . a good, hassle-free, regularly unique autobiography of the fellow who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and company authorities 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 via rappers and rockers alike. considering the fact that then, yr after 12 months he has been sooner than the curve together with his stylish and classy appears to be like. His inventive power has consistently been an notion 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 consistently retains time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour
“Tommy is an idea to many people. American Dreamer indicates how he has controlled to achieve success in company and performed so with integrity.”—David Beckham
“Tommy is among the so much actual humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could believe his ardour pour via every thing he does: style, fatherhood, kinfolk, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys
“Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who used to be in a position to go beyond style and mix it with popular culture and take it to a world viewers. American Dreamer records how, not like the other clothier, Tommy used to be in a position to faucet into track, its lifestyle, and its impact 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