Tommy Hilfiger to release memoir

Tommy Hilfiger has signed a deal with Ballantine Books to release his memoir about his life and phenomenal fashion career.

Tommy Hilfiger with his wife Dee
Tommy Hilfiger with his wife Dee

Tommy Hilfiger is releasing his memoir.

The 63-year-old fashion designer has signed a deal with Ballantine Books - which is part of Random House - to tell his incredible life story.

The book will document Hilfiger's beginnings in Elmira, New York, in a family of nine children to his first foray into the fashion business with his store The People's Place, bankruptcy at 25 and the creation of his multi-billion dollar brand.

Speaking about the tome, Hilfiger said: "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. I always believe the best is yet to come, but so far it's been the adventure of a lifetime."

The book will be released this autumn to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tommy Hilfiger label.

He founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation - with support from The Murjani Group - in 1985 and took his company public in 1992 when he launched his signature menswear collection.

His classic all-American and preppie-inspired designs turned the brand into a worldwide success and in 1995 he was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Hilfiger will also discuss his life with his ex-wife Susie - with whom he has four children, Alexandria, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Ricky - and current spouse Dee and their young son Sebastian.

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