- Birthday24th Mar, 51
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
Tommy Hilfiger is the name that has become synonymous with urban fashion. His brand is one of the most popular and recognizable labels in the world. He founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1984 after moving to New York City. A few years later, the company went public and its transformation into a billion dollar empire commenced. Hilfiger made most of his $250 million wealth from his signature menswear collection that earned him the award of Menswear Designer of the Year in 1995 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. An icon and ambassador of style and fashion, Thomas Jacob Hilfiger knows the art of indulgence quite well. He not only makes millions in style but spends them in much the same way. His Stone Hill Mansion spread over four acres is ample proof of this. The $20 million estate is an architectural beauty decorated artfully with an eclectic mix of Georgian moldings, vintage marble fireplaces, exotic leather wall treatments and heated marble floors. Equally impressive is his latest residence located in the iconic Plaza Hotel. Hilfiger has spent lavishly on its renovation so that it turns out perfectly according to his taste. The fashion mogul also keeps a good stock in his garage which is evident by the Ferrari Enzo and a customized 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that adore it. Hilfiger’s affinity with automobiles continues in the form of his yacht the Tommy Hilfiger America Freedom which has been designed by the famous French naval architect, Jean-Marie Finot. He also supports a number of good causes and generously makes donations. Recently, he put his personally customized Jeep for auction to support a charitable cause. Due to declining sales, Hilfiger sold his company for $1.6 billion to a private investment firm Apax Partners.
- “I knew exactly what I wanted to do: I wanted to build a brand of clothing around my own attitude and my own lifestyle.”
- Fifteen years ago, little did we know we would have the opportunity to contribute to something as significant as the memorial
- You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.
- “Trying too hard to follow every trend. You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.”
- The Memorial Dedication was a momentous occasion
- This memorial serves as a reminder of the legacy of Dr. King for generations to come
- “Women were wearing the men's button-downs so I added men's touches into women's shirts. They're basically the same – just sexier. They're reshaped to the female body.”
- To see the memorial built and celebrated is a remarkable milestone for all those who continue to advocate Dr. King's universal message of humanity and equality
- Preppy can be old fashion. Preppy can be new fashion
- Fashion is about affordable luxury ... To succeed, designers need to be affordable, wearable, accessible, and aspirational.
- These are optimistic pieces, travel pieces that go anywhere
- "You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season."
- "That led me into other things,"
Did you know?
- Tommy is second of nine children born in an Irish Catholic family.
- Tommy also has two step-sons with wife, Dee Ocleppo.
- Tommy Hilfiger doesn’t smoke cigarettes.
- His real name is Thomas Jacob Hilfiger.
- Tommy recognizes himself, Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein as the best men's designers in USA.
- Owner of Calvin Klein, Phillips-Van Heusen, bought the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation for $3 billion in 2010
Family & relationships
Palm Beach Home
Tommy Hilfiger owns a beautiful villa on the very upscale and private island of Mustique. He has been coming to the island for 24 years.
Location: The property is located on the exquisite Caribbean island of Mustique West Indies. It lies on the 17 miles south of St. Vincent and 107 miles west of Barbados.
Accommodation: The Palm Beach villa is a perfect blend of elegance and luxury. The mansion has beautiful fountain at the entarence and boasts vast bedrooms and grand living room. The house is located near to the beach hence can boasts a panoramic view of blue beach. Tommy says “"I first visited Mustique with my family in 1985," We rented Mick Jagger's villa. I just fell in love with the island; it was tranquil, the weather was great and it was very quiet, with only 50 houses on the island at the time."
Neighborhood: As Tommy rented Mick Jagger's villa when he first visited this place and fell in love with it hence he bought the mansion just adjacent to his villa.
Closer to nature
Hilfiger’s latest residence is steeped in history as he resides in Manhattan Apartments, New York along with his family.
Location: Located in the iconic Plaza Hotel, New York.
Accommodation: Hilfiger home boasts elegance, sophistication, and refinement. The two-floor condo is an architectural marvel that seamlessly combines elegance, refinement as well as sophistication. Each room is adorned with luxurious furnishings that compliment the architectural detail of the home.
Neighborhood: One of the most luxurious hotels in the New York City, Plaza Hotel play host to many filthy rich residents. The hotel is an icon of wealth hence many celebrities keeps on visiting the hotel.
Stone Hill Estate
Tommy Hilfiger owns a sprawling estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. Recently, Hilfiger sold the Stone Hill Mansion for an estimated $20 million.
Location: The property is called Stone Hill Estate and is located in Greenwich, New York.
Accommodation: The estate is spread in the area of 4 acres and the house is build in the area of 20,000 sq. ft. The mansion includes 7 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half baths, 8 fireplaces, and 4 garages. The house also has 8 fireplaces, fitness room, granite/stone counter-tops, hardwood flooring, home theatre, library, security system, spa / hot Tub, wine cellar / Grotto, Bonus Room, Guest Suite and a large tennis court.
Neighborhood: The house is build nest to the Corleone Mansion. The house is located in a very lavish area hence has a rich neighborhood.
Stone Hill Estate
1989 Jeep Grand WagoneerHilfiger is very fond of his 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that he has personally customized. The Jeep sports wood grain side panels while the interior consists of seats covered in Hilfiger’s signature argyle plaid of navy blue inflected with red. The exterior sports a “Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary” pinstripe. Markings include “Tommy Hilfiger for WWD 100th” rendered on the hood in vinyl with golden Hs on the front doors and a Tommy Hilfiger logo on the tailgate. The auto was auctioned off.
Red Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari cars have always been a rave among enthusiasts and celebrities alike. So, when Ferrari decided to launch the limited edition Enzo it had many takers and Hilfiger was one of them. Enzo which is named after Ferrari’s founder is a 650 hp supercar. It ranks highly in the list of Ten Greatest Ferraris ever built. An interesting fact is that each time one of these supercars crashes, cost of the remaining Enzo’s goes up which is currently $1 million.
Tommy Hilfiger is the name that has become synonymous with urban fashion and has a net worth of $ 250 million. The fashion mogul spends his money on exploring new exotic places. Hilfiger loves to travel to Saint Tropez with his wife Dee. The destination is special for the blissfully married couple because it was in St. Tropez that they met for the first time in 2005.
Location: St. Tropez is located on the French Riviera, and it is known for its celebrated and tremendously wealthy summertime guests. A short drive from Nice or Cannes, St. Tropez is one of the most admired towns for holiday.
Main attractions: Vacationers fascination in the sandy beaches, traditions, connoisseur food and hot nightlife this is what St. Tropez is famous for. Tropez is also famous for history of modern art and has many museums for art lovers. Beaches like Plage Port Grimaud, Plage de la Bouillabaisse, Plage des Graniers and Plage des Jumeaux are famous in that area
A fashion tycoon, Tommy likes to visit the "City of Angels" , whenever he wants to have a go at his instincts to live his life to the fullest. The city, which indeed is a favorite of many other celebrities also is the perfect place to get high on the cocktail of old world charm mixed with optimum amount of new world indulgence. Talking about the fashion luminirary specifically, Tommy balances his work commitment and holiday mood whenever he is in the city. He uses his jet to get to the place and most of the time has his immediate family that includes his wife Dee Ocleppo.
Favorite joints: Tommy likes to stay at The Penininsula at Beverily hills whenever he is in the city. According to him the hotel rooms just make him feel living in a home away from home. He also enjoys swimming in the pool of the hotel with his son and catches some tan in the plentyful sunshine. For getting himself full after starting his day with either black cofee or juice, the stylish eneterprenuer visists the Ivy, the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and Nobu, which happen to be his favorite places to eat in L.A.
Favorite Activities: Shopping is a hit with Tommy Hilfiger. His favorite stores include What Goes Around Comes Around and Lily et Cie. He also likes to collect vintage items and whenever comes to the town, he makes sure to get himself a piece or two for his collection. To keep a tab with his work commitments the fashionista carries with him his iPad and Mac.
Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis
The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimately the cure of Multiple Sclerosis. The organization holds an annual fundraiser, Race to Erase MS, which is supported by many well known personalities including Tommy Hilfiger.
Make-A-Wish Foundation works to grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. The ideology of the foundation is to enrich the human experience with hope, joy and strength. Founded in 1980, the foundation is now present in 30 countries, and American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is one of the 100 celebrity supporters who support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Tommy Hilfiger is an avid supporter of this noble cause. Established in 2002, Elephant Family aims to preserve the endangered species of Asian Elephant and their natural habitat.
Tommy Hilfiger adores his French bulldogs “Jimi” and “Dylan”, as he is often seen cuddling the cute pet dogs at home. The designer’s dogs seem to have a generous affection for music, that’s the main reason why their master equips them with supreme quality headphones, so that the musically inclined adorable dogs can enjoy their favorite music. Characterized by their bar shaped erect ears and shiny coat, French bulldogs are known as a muscular, loyal and fairly active dog breed.