Tommy Hilfiger: Legendary-------
The Pratt Institute has brought good things to Tommy Hilfiger: his creative director for many years, Stephen Cirona, is an alumnus, as is George Lois, the art director who put Hilfiger on the map in 1985 with an audacious ad campaign. “I thought that they must have really done something right,” Hilfiger said of the Brooklyn school last night at its annual scholarship fundraiser, where he accepted a Legends award. En route to the stage, the designer shared a few of his favorite icons: the Kennedys, Grace Kelly, James Dean. (No surprises there.) He’s thinking big with the brand’s next major benchmark: a Paris store opening in November. “It’s going to be the largest Tommy Hilfiger store in Europe,” he said. Naturally, only the most legendary street in the City of Light will do: the Champs-Élysées.