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. due to the fact 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 continuously so transparent. turning out to be up certainly one of 9 youngsters in a working-class kinfolk in Elmira, long island, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore yr of highschool, and located himself continually 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 clothes shop, parlaying his uncanny intuition for sort right into a budding occupation as a manner fashion designer. via a long time 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 Seventies big apple in addition to certain 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 highway map for development a model, either professionally and in my view. Tommy takes us backstage of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, delivering 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 magnificence that proves that usually you need to dream great to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A specific inspect the style international . . . a decent, undemanding, in general wonderful autobiography of the guy who created a vintage but hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fashionistas and company experts alike will glean vital 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 means of rappers and rockers alike. considering that then, yr after 12 months he has been sooner than the curve along with his dependent and classy seems to be. His artistic power has continuously been an suggestion to me. He’s fairly 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 notion 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 little thing he does: type, 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 clothier, Tommy was once in a position to faucet into song, its lifestyle, and its impact on society.”—Tommy Mottola
From the Hardcover edition.
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