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Everything you need to know about Tommy Hilfiger

By Lauren Carbran
 

We’ve fallen for all things Tommy Hilfiger: the clothes, the models and obviously the perfume. It just makes you smell so cool – without even trying. Here’s your chance to up your coolness, by learning all about Tommy Hilfiger. You won’t regret it – trust us…

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women's show at Pier 19 on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)1951

Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is born on 24 March in New York. His nickname is Tommy. Tommy’s mother works as a nurse and his father is a watchmaker.

1969

Tommy works in a clothes shop in Cape Cod in summer and opens his own store shortly after.

1976

Hilfiger falls in love with one of the employees at his stores, Susie Carona. They get married and move to Manhattan.

1984

Approached by an entrepreneur, Tommy Hilfiger is asked to head a men’s sportswear brand. And he’s allowed to use his own name – winning!

1995

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy cologne launches and takes the world by storm. It combines cranberry, apple pie and cinnamon – and smells almost good enough to eat. Yum!

1996

The first Tommy Hilfiger store opens in Beverly Hills, which is followed by a store in London in 1998.

He launches Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl, which is inspired by flowers and plants from American landscapes. It combines camellia flowers, citrus orchards and wild heather.

1999

Tommy Hilfiger showcases his Spring/Summer 2000 collection, which is full of the iconic red, white and blue colours. Cowboy boots and leather jackets are so in!

2004

His spring/summer 2005 catwalk is a more sophisticated collection of blue striped polo-neck dresses and white pleated skirts. We love.

2010

His autumn/winter 2010 collection includes beige jackets, khaki dresses and knitted cardigans.

tommyhilfigerthegirl2016

Gigi Hadid rocks the autumn/winter 2016 catwalk in nautical-themed clothes – we’re talking sailor tops, navy jackets and white skirts.

Tommy Hilfiger The Girl launches with Gigi Hadid as the face. And we’re in love, thanks to the notes of violet leaf, fig leaf and pear. It’s super-sweet and makes us channel our inner supermodel. We can dream…

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