By Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler,Quincy Jones
Few designers have stayed on best of adjusting traits the way in which Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer nonetheless have left such an indelible mark on worldwide tradition. due to the fact 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 consistently so transparent. becoming up considered one of 9 kids in a working-class kinfolk in Elmira, big apple, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore yr 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 sort right into a budding occupation as a manner 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 confident 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 designated 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 development a model, either professionally and for my part. Tommy takes us backstage 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, 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'll want to dream gigantic to make it big.
Praise for American Dreamer
“A special investigate the style global . . . a decent, user-friendly, ordinarily enjoyable autobiography of the fellow 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 12 months he has been sooner than the curve together with his dependent and classy appears. His artistic strength has regularly been an proposal 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 continually retains time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour
“Tommy is an suggestion to many people. American Dreamer indicates how he has controlled to achieve success in enterprise and performed so with integrity.”—David Beckham
“Tommy is likely one of the so much real humans i do know! In American Dreamer you could believe his ardour pour via every little thing he does: type, fatherhood, relations, 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 global viewers. American Dreamer files how, in contrast to the other dressmaker, Tommy used to be capable of faucet into track, its way of life, 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