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The Resource American dreamer : my life in fashion & business, Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler

American dreamer : my life in fashion & business, Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler

Label
American dreamer : my life in fashion & business
Title
American dreamer
Title remainder
my life in fashion & business
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A business and pop culture icon traces the story of his life and career, discussing his working-class childhood with eight siblings, the dyslexia that challenged his education, his novel approaches to commerce, and his enduring influence on American style,"--NoveList
  • "Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of "classics with a twist" three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style--but his destiny wasn't always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world. American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy's years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York, as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he's collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But this is more than just a fashion icon's memoir--it's a road map for building a brand, both professionally and personally. Tommy takes us behind the scenes of every decision--and every mistake--he's ever made, offering advice on leadership, business, teambuilding, and creativity. This is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable appetite for life and style that proves that sometimes you have to dream big to make it big."--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TT505.H55
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
American dreamer : my life in fashion & business, Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imagine -- Uniforms -- People's place -- Making it -- From chapter 1 to chapter 11 -- 20th century survival -- Growing pains -- No one is an inventor in the fashion business -- Hangman -- Putting the band together -- Bigger and better -- The kids are alright -- The high life -- Sons and daughters -- Rock style -- Hip-hop comes to Hilfiger -- The rumor -- Star branding -- The band's breaking up -- We are family -- Going private in public -- Boardroom bloodbath -- Turnaround
Control code
ocn918282409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 337 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101886212
Lccn
2016023113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918282409
Label
American dreamer : my life in fashion & business, Tommy Hilfiger with Peter Knobler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imagine -- Uniforms -- People's place -- Making it -- From chapter 1 to chapter 11 -- 20th century survival -- Growing pains -- No one is an inventor in the fashion business -- Hangman -- Putting the band together -- Bigger and better -- The kids are alright -- The high life -- Sons and daughters -- Rock style -- Hip-hop comes to Hilfiger -- The rumor -- Star branding -- The band's breaking up -- We are family -- Going private in public -- Boardroom bloodbath -- Turnaround
Control code
ocn918282409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 337 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101886212
Lccn
2016023113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918282409

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