"Tommy Hilfiger’s alpha moment came in the early ’60s,
when he started peddling bell-bottoms to
middle-class kids who were looking to
embrace the hippie spirit of the age.
Obsessed with the burgeoning American music scene,
in 1969 the 18-year-old opened his first store
—the People’s Place—
in his hometown of Elmira, New York,
before a slump in the economy forced him
to shutter its doors in 1976.
Humble beginnings for someone who now
runs a company worth more than $3 billion,
but through it all Hilfiger sure has put his
money where his mouth is when it comes to
his love of all things made in the USA."
(Elle Magazine October 6, 2009)
Being so obsessed with vintage fashion,
I was surprised I did not know this little bit
of very important information about Tommy Hilfiger.
I've always loved his "look" and this is probably why!
"This month, Hilfiger unveils his paean
to fashion and pop culture with his new
Fifth Avenue flagship, a renovation of a
neoclassic building by iconic architects
McKim, Mead, and White." (Elle)
“Everyone has a lane,” Hilfiger says.
“Mine may be more appropriate now than it ever was.”
(photo courtesy of rpulse.com )
Another wonderful story about not giving up on a dream!!
Congratulations, Mr. Hilfiger, for staying true to yours!
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