NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 29, 2015– Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), is pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger will publish a memoir with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. In the book, Hilfiger will chronicle personal stories from his early childhood and formative years, his origins in the fashion industry, and the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination that drove him to build a multi-billion dollar global lifestyle brand. World rights were negotiated by Jennifer Tung, VP, Editorial Director for Nonfiction at Ballantine, along with Alina Cho, a Ballantine editor-at-large, with Jon Ehrlich of GISPC. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2015, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Tommy Hilfiger brand.
Mr. Hilfiger, 63, is known for classic, all-American style that melds pop culture and the preppy, East Coast lifestyle. Raised in Elmira, NY, the second of nine children, he opened a small chain of clothing stores in 1969 while still in high school. Mr. Hilfiger launched his namesake fashion label in 1985, and the brand quickly expanded to include womenswear, Hilfiger Denim, kidswear, accessories, fragrance, and home, among other categories. In the 1990s, he was one of the first designers to blend fashion and celebrity, sponsoring tours for rock legends like The Rolling Stones and featuring musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie and Beyoncé in his iconic advertising campaigns. In 2012, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honored him with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Reflecting on my experiences in the fashion industry over the last 30-plus years has been a wild ride, filled with milestone moments that have defined both my career and personal life,” said Mr. Hilfiger. “I always believe the best is yet to come, but so far: it’s been the adventure of a lifetime.”
“I’m thrilled to publish Tommy’s personal story,” said Ms. Tung. “After three decades in the business, he’s never lost his curiosity or entrepreneurial spirit. Now he’s ready to reveal the man behind the brand and share his wisdom with readers of all generations.”
For rights information, please contact Denise Cronin, [email protected].
Ballantine Books is an imprint of Random House, a division of a Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book company, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.
About Tommy Hilfiger
With a brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear, women’s collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, athletic apparel (golf and swim), socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men and women, accessories, and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim retail stores, leading specialty and department stores, select online retailers, and at tommy.com.
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
Source: PVH Corp.