Last Updated: 24 Mar, 2023 | Views: 471
Profession: Fashion Designer
Famous For: Pioneer Of Classic American Cool Style
Higher Education: Graduate
Net Worth: $400 million Approx.
Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is an American fashion designer who also serves as the company's creator. He began creating preppy apparel for his own namesake menswear label in the 1980s after beginning his career in the 1970s by helping to launch the People's Place chain of jeans/fashion stores in upstate New York. Later, the business branched out into women's apparel and different high-end products, including perfumes, and it went public in 1992. Hilfiger's collections frequently draw inspiration from the style of music subcultures and are promoted in collaboration with the music business, using superstars like American R&B singer Aaliyah in the 1990s.
In 1969: He worked at a Cape Cod clothing store during the summer.
In 1984: Businessman Mohan Murjani approached Hilfiger about designing and directing a men's sportwear line for him.
In 1985: Tommy Hilfiger Corporation was founded with Murjani Group support.
In 1997: Aaliyah, a prominent American R&B singer, was chosen to represent Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.
In 2015: He announced that he was writing a memoir.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1995: He won the title of Menswear Designer of the Year from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
In 2000: He got the Award for Best Marketing Innovation in the FiFi Awards.
In 2009: Tommy Hilfiger won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marie Claire Magazine.
At the age of 18, he started his design profession by redesigning jeans and selling them to nearby shops.
Hilfiger never attended design school, but he experimented with design while he ran a boutique in the 1970s with his then-wife, Susan Cirona at the helm.