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Tommy Hilfiger

Thomas Jacob Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer and founder of the premium lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Hilfiger was born in Elmira, New York. The second of nine children of a jeweler and an Irish-American nurse, he grew up in a German-Swiss/Irish-American family. Hilfiger also claims direct descendence from the Scottish poet Robert Burns. His parents originally intended for him to be an engineer. He attended the Elmira Free Academy for high school. He also attended GST BOCES Bush Campus in Elmira, New York for machine shop trades. Rather than furthering his education, he started to work in retail at the age of 18. Hilfiger would go to New York City to buy jeans and bell-bottom pants, which he customized and resold at Brown's, a local downtown Elmira store. He later opened his own store, named The People's Place, around the block in downtown Elmira. Over the years, a number of stores closed in downtown Elmira as shopping traffic shifted to the new Arnot Mall in Horseheads, New York. After seven years, The People's Place went bankrupt, when Hilfiger was 25. The site of the original store has since been demolished to make room for First

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Tommy Hilfiger -- Derek Jeter Can Go Straight From Shortstop to the Runway!

Tommy Hilfiger
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If Derek Jeter wants to move into male modeling full time after he retires from the New York Yankees, Tommy Hilfiger sounds like he's ready to offer the Captain a contract right on the spot. Our… READ MORE >

David Beckham -- The #1 Underwear Model of the Century ... Says Tommy Hilfiger

David Beckham
The #1 Underwear Model of the Century ... Says Tommy Hilfiger

One package to rule them all ... and that package belongs to David Beckham ... so says Tommy Hilfiger who tells TMZ Sports the soccer icon is the GREATEST male undie model of all time. This… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Tommy Hilfiger Ends the Denim Debate -- NEVER WASH YOUR JEANS

Tommy Hilfiger
Ends the Denim Debate NEVER WASH YOUR JEANS

Fashion legend Tommy Hilfiger has just single-handedly ended the debate that has plagued America since the beginning of time -- how many times should you really wash your jeans? -- and his answer… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Tommy Hilfiger's Son in Felony Weed Bust

Tommy Hilfiger's Son in Felony Weed Bust

TMZ has learned Tommy Hilfiger's 20-year-old son was busted for weed ... and cops think the rapper intended to sell the stash.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Richard Hilfiger -- who recently cut… READ MORE >

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