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By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on most sensible of adjusting developments the way in which Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on international tradition. because designing his first number 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. starting to be up one in all 9 childrens in a working-class relations in Elmira, manhattan, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore 12 months of highschool, and located himself continually 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 variety right into a budding profession as a way fashion designer. via many years of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly confident. To this present day, 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 big apple in addition to distinctive 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 street map for construction a model, either professionally and in my opinion. Tommy takes us backstage of each decision—and each mistake—he’s ever made, providing recommendation on management, company, 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 elegance that proves that typically you want to dream great to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A distinct inspect the style global . . . a decent, elementary, normally wonderful 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 top of hip-hop and was once immediately taken up via rappers and rockers alike. when you consider that then, 12 months after yr he has been prior to the curve along with his stylish and fashionable seems. His artistic strength has regularly been an thought to me. He’s particularly 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 exhibits how he has controlled to achieve success in enterprise and performed so with integrity.”—David Beckham
“Tommy is among the such a lot real humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could consider his ardour pour via every little thing he does: type, fatherhood, relatives, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys
“Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who was once in a position to go beyond type and mix it with popular culture and take it to a global viewers. American Dreamer records how, not like the other dressmaker, Tommy used to be capable of faucet into track, its way of life, 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