Tommy Hilfiger was bornon 24 March 1951 in Elmira, American, is Fashion Designer. Founder of one of the world’s most premium luxury lifestyle brands, Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is the creative genius behind the billion dollar enterprise, the 'Tommy Hilfiger Corporation'. His label has enjoyed tremendous success for over 25 years, all over the world. He has launched men's and women’s clothing lines, collection of fragrances, sportswear, home furnishings, accessories and denims. He went on to become one of the wealthiest designers in the market, catering to the needs of hip-hop artists and music industry biggies. His innovative and loud advertising campaigns went a long way in helping him establish in the fashion industry. No other American designer of his time, managed to prominently put their name and logo on clothes, like the way he did. This caught the attention of the urban youth and he soon opened up a number of stores and franchises across the world. Born in Elmira, New York, Hilfiger displayed creative abilities even as a teenager, buying jeans, remodelling them and selling them. He began his career with the opening of his store, ‘People’s Place’, after the success of which, he went on to pursue a career as a full-fledged fashion designer.
In March 2010, Tommy Hilfiger Corporation was purchased by the American clothing business, Phillips-Van Heusen for $3 billion
As of 2009, the business is estimated to have an operating income of $ 1
As a consequence of declining sales, in 2006, he sold his company for $1
In 2005, he was the host and the sponsor of the show titled, ‘The Cut’
Around the year 2000, his professional success began to dwindle down and he started suffering from financial troubles
In 1999, he was named as one of the main sponsors of singer Britney Spears and her debut concert tour,’Baby One More Time Tour’, in support of her debut album of the same name
In 1995, he founded The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, which aimed to improve the lives of the youth through education and cultural programs
In 1992, he designed clothes for musician Snoop Doggy Dogg, when the latter made his appearance on the TV show, 'Saturday Night Live'
In 1985, he launched a successful marketing campaign, hiring the legendary ad man, George Lois
In 1980, he married Susie Alexandria Richard, with whom he fathered four children
In 1979, he began to pursue a full-fledged career in the field of fashion designing
In 1969, when he was around 18 years old, he opened a store named, ‘People’s Place’, where he sold hippie supplies like perfumed incense, records and bell-bottoms
Tommy was born on March 24, 1951 as Thomas Jacob Hilfiger in Elmira, New York, to jeweler Richard and nurse Virginia