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 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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