Writing my memoir was therapeutic: Tommy Hilfiger

PTI
Published Mar 30, 2016, 6:57 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2016, 6:57 pm IST
"American Dreamer", written in collaboration with Peter Knobler, will be released November this Tommy Hilfiger Corporation was founded.
The book documents Hilfiger's beginnings in Elmira, New York, in a family of nine children to his first foray into the fashion business with his store The People's Place, bankruptcy at 25 and the creation of his multi-billion dollar brand. (Photo: AFP)
 The book documents Hilfiger's beginnings in Elmira, New York, in a family of nine children to his first foray into the fashion business with his store The People's Place, bankruptcy at 25 and the creation of his multi-billion dollar brand. (Photo: AFP)

Los Angeles: Tommy Hilfiger enjoyed reflecting on his life and over 30 years in the fashion industry when he wrote his memoir "American Dreamer".

The 65-year-old fashion label boss - who launched his self-titled fashion house in 1985 - has found it "interesting" reflecting on his over 30-year career in the fashion industry as he penned the book, reported Women's Wear Daily.

 

"'American Dreamer' is a reflection on my experiences in the fashion industry from the last 30-plus years. It has been incredible to look back on the moments that have defined both my career and my personal life - from my childhood and origins in the fashion world to my enduring passion for pop culture and America. It's been months and months of writing. It's like therapy," he said.

The book documents Hilfiger's beginnings in Elmira, New York, in a family of nine children to his first foray into the fashion business with his store The People's Place, bankruptcy at 25 and the creation of his multi-billion dollar brand.

In the tome, Hilfiger also discusses his life with his ex-wife Susie - with whom he has four children, Alexandria, 31, Elizabeth, 23, Kathleen, 20, and Ricky, 26 - and current spouse Dee and their young son Sebastian.

"American Dreamer", written in collaboration with Peter Knobler, will be released November this year Hilfiger founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation - with support from The Murjani Group - in 1985 and took his company public in 1992 when he launched his signature menswear collection.

His classic all-American and preppie-inspired designs turned the brand into a worldwide success and in 1995 he was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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