MEMORY LANE: Tommy Hilfiger’s memoir, “American Dreamer,” which explores the designer’s early childhood and formative years in Elmira, N.Y., his setbacks and triumphs in the fashion industry, and the determination that drove him to build a multibillion dollar brand, will be published Nov. 1. The cover artwork was shot by Richard Phibbs at Tommy Hilfiger’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York.
Written by Hilfiger in collaboration with Peter Knobler, the book will be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, which is a division of Penguin Random House.
“’American Dreamer’ is a reflection on my experiences in the fashion industry from the last 30-plus years,” Hilfiger said. “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.”
At a Fashion Group International event in January, Hilfiger told WWD: “It’s been months and months of writing. It’s like therapy. I remember a lot from Max’s and Studio 54 — all of that period. It’s been fun. The Seventies, to me, were crazy. We’d go to Max’s Kansas City and Studio 54. It was people from fashion, music — everyone was there. It was all night, all night.”