Tommy Hilfiger says “My wife is my muse”
by Daniel Haim
Tommy Hilfiger only designs clothes his wife and daughters would wear. The American designer recently celebrated 25 years in the industry, and can’t believe his career has been so successful.
The star is married to Dee Ocleppo, with who he has 15-month-old son Sebastian, and also has three daughters and a son with his ex-wife Susie. He has explained he always thinks of the women in his life when coming up with new creations, and only makes styles which would suit them.
“I don’t have a muse, but I picture my wife, maybe my daughters, and I think, ‘OK, would someone I’m close to want to wear that?’ If the answer is yes, I put it on the runway,” he said. “If not, it goes back in the closet.”
The 59-year-old has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a designer, and has no intention of quitting in the near future. He wants to keep working in fashion for the rest of his life, explaining it makes him who he is.
“It’s bittersweet having this anniversary – I don’t want the 25 years to end,” he told British InStyle. “But on the other side of it, I’m looking at 25 years ahead. Can you imagine the 50th anniversary?”