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Tommy Hilfiger

Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger (born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951) is a world-famous fashion designer best known for his eponymous "Tommy Hilfiger" and "Tommy" brands.

Tommy Hilfiger logo.

Hilfiger grew up one of nine children in an Irish Catholic family in Elmira, a small town close to Cornell University. He is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. His initial foray into fashion was a store, The People's Place. The store was a big draw for the local teen crowd in Elmira because it often held live broadcasts from local radio personalities, sold rock and roll related clothing including Kiss and Aerosmith belt buckles, and had a discreet head shop upstairs which sold drug related paraphernalia such as bongs, roach clips, and incense. After the business went bankrupt, Hilfiger moved to New York City in 1979 to pursue a career as a fashion designer.

The building in which The People's Place was located was torn down in the late 1990s to make way for First Arena, home to the United Hockey League's Elmira Jackals. Hilfiger reportedly contributed funding to the building of the arena, but declined to have it named after him, according to news reports from the time of construction.

In 1984, he founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation (NYSE:TOM), introducing his signature menswear collection. By 2004 the company had 5,400 employees and revenues in excess of $1.8 billion. Hilfiger was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1995. In August 2005 Hilfiger announced he was selling his company. The company was purchased by Apax Partners for $1.6 billion, or $16.80 a share, all in cash.

In 2005, a CBS TV reality show called The Cut tracked the progress of sixteen contestants as they competed for a design job with Hilfiger in similar fashion to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. In the end Hilfiger chose Chris Cortez.

Hilfiger is married and has four children. His daughter Ally Hilfiger was featured in the MTV reality show Rich Girls.

Criticisms

Hilfiger has been criticised for manufacturing clothes in sweatshop conditions in the US territory of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. As a US Commonwealth, clothes made there can be labeled "Made in the USA" but federal labor laws including the minimum wage do not apply. In March 2000, the company (along with other defendants) settled a class action suit brought by Saipan garment workers which had alleged that their working conditions amounted to indentured servitude. [1]

In 2000, a false rumour circulated on the internet that Hilfiger had made a racist remark on The Oprah Winfrey Show along the lines that he didn't want Asians wearing his clothing. [2] Despite this being proven false, continued negative perceptions of Hilfiger as a fashion profiteer are reflected by his being unflatteringly portrayed as "Timmi Hilnigger" in the Spike Lee feature film Bamboozled.

Additional products

True Star is a fragrance created by Tommy Hilfiger along with spokesperson Beyoncé Knowles. Hilfiger has also released True Star Gold.


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Hilfiger has also released True Star Gold. For a list of all toys on which there are currently articles, see Category:Toys.. True Star is a fragrance created by Tommy Hilfiger along with spokesperson Beyoncé Knowles. This is not intended to be a complete list. [2] Despite this being proven false, continued negative perceptions of Hilfiger as a fashion profiteer are reflected by his being unflatteringly portrayed as "Timmi Hilnigger" in the Spike Lee feature film Bamboozled. After a name change, the Slinky was sold as a toy for both genders in stores throughout the United States. In 2000, a false rumour circulated on the internet that Hilfiger had made a racist remark on The Oprah Winfrey Show along the lines that he didn't want Asians wearing his clothing. He spent two years fine-tuning the design to find the best gauge of steel and coil.

[1]. He was intrigued by the way it flopped around on the floor. In March 2000, the company (along with other defendants) settled a class action suit brought by Saipan garment workers which had alleged that their working conditions amounted to indentured servitude. [9] In 1943 Richard James was experimenting with Torsion springs as part of his military research when he saw one come loose and fall to the floor. As a US Commonwealth, clothes made there can be labeled "Made in the USA" but federal labor laws including the minimum wage do not apply. Similarly, Play-Doh was created as a wallpaper cleaner. Hilfiger has been criticised for manufacturing clothes in sweatshop conditions in the US territory of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Later, Peter Hodgson recognized the potential as a childhood plaything and packaged it as Silly Putty.

His daughter Ally Hilfiger was featured in the MTV reality show Rich Girls. After trying to create a replacement for synthetic rubber, Earl Warrick inadvertently invented "nutty putty" during World War II. Hilfiger is married and has four children. Newton's cradle, a desk toy designed by Simon Prebble, demonstrates the conservation of momentum and energy. In the end Hilfiger chose Chris Cortez. Popularized in the 1980s, solving the cube requires some planning and problem-solving skills. In 2005, a CBS TV reality show called The Cut tracked the progress of sixteen contestants as they competed for a design job with Hilfiger in similar fashion to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. A popular toy for this age group was the Rubix Cube.

The company was purchased by Apax Partners for $1.6 billion, or $16.80 a share, all in cash. Educational toys for children of a greater age often contain some puzzle, problem-solving technique, or mathematical proposition. In August 2005 Hilfiger announced he was selling his company. [8]. Hilfiger was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1995. Play-Doh, Silly Putty and other hands-on materials allow the child to make toys of their own. By 2004 the company had 5,400 employees and revenues in excess of $1.8 billion. Mental agility, beginning with childhood, is challenged by toyish puzzle of spatial relationships.

In 1984, he founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation (NYSE:TOM), introducing his signature menswear collection. Marbles, jackstones, and stackable blocks requiring use of hands and bodies. Hilfiger reportedly contributed funding to the building of the arena, but declined to have it named after him, according to news reports from the time of construction. Coordination and other manual skills develop from subsequent childhood activities of interaction with toys. The building in which The People's Place was located was torn down in the late 1990s to make way for First Arena, home to the United Hockey League's Elmira Jackals. During this time, infants begin to recognize shapes, colors and after repetitive use, the nascent person attains familiarity with object reinforcing memory recollection. After the business went bankrupt, Hilfiger moved to New York City in 1979 to pursue a career as a fashion designer. Toys for infants include those with distinguishable sounds, bright colors, and a unique feel.

The store was a big draw for the local teen crowd in Elmira because it often held live broadcasts from local radio personalities, sold rock and roll related clothing including Kiss and Aerosmith belt buckles, and had a discreet head shop upstairs which sold drug related paraphernalia such as bongs, roach clips, and incense. Besides entertainment, toys also serve to enhance cognitive behavior and to stimulate creativity. His initial foray into fashion was a store, The People's Place. Often toys serve a dual purpose. He is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. [7] Rag dolls were especially prevalent among young girls. Hilfiger grew up one of nine children in an Irish Catholic family in Elmira, a small town close to Cornell University. [6] Ornately dressed dolls were often used by rulers as gifts for other regal women.

Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger (born in Elmira, New York, on March 24, 1951) is a world-famous fashion designer best known for his eponymous "Tommy Hilfiger" and "Tommy" brands. Toy soldiers, hobby horses as well as other military toys, such as wooden swords and shields, were used as training devices for aspiring knights. Musical toys such as whistles were also common among the young.[5] Adolescents played with tops, usually large and wooden, as well as marbles made of clay, and large hoops. Common German toys included rattles and wheeled pull-toys for younger children. The German city of Nuremberg led the way in the manufacture of toys, especially dolls.

Most historians believe that the first commercial production of toys began in Germany in the 15th century. However, it is not indicative of the popularity of toys during this time. Since most toys during the Middle Ages were made of clay, wood and wax, toys in this period are rare artifacts. The Hopi kachina doll is a spiritual doll given to women and children.

[4] The Inca, for example, had a rolling toy even though their adult culture did not employ the wheel. In 1000 B.C., kites were popular in China. In Ancient Rome, girls played with dolls made of wax or terra cotta, while boys played with sticks and bows and arrows. The Greeks decorated the two halves of the yo-yo with pictures of their gods and were given up when they entered adulthood.

[3] The toy was made of wood, stone, or terra cotta. The first verified mention of the yo-yo comes from Ancient Greece in the year 500 B.C. Chinese yo-yos were traditionally made of wood. Thousands of years ago, Egyptian children played dolls with wigs and movable limbs, made in stone, pottery, and wood.[2] The yo-yo is considered the second oldest toy, believed to have originated in China over 2,500 years ago.

Arguably the oldest toy is the doll. People constructed the earliest toys from materials they had on hand, such as rocks, sticks, or clay. The history of toys closely follows the development of human society. .

As a rule, if something game-like lacks an explicit end state, it is a toy, not a game. Some things usually thought to be games are actually toys, such as the computer game SimCity and its spinoffs, which are called software toys. The haulage company owned by Eddie Stobart produced model lorries, which now subsidise the business. Some notable examples are Star Wars and Manchester United.

Many successful films, television programs, books and sport teams have official merchandise, quite often toys will be made and sold. A number of these copyrighted, mass-produced toys are associated with particular decades in the twentieth century. [1] Two comparatively recent developments of toys have been their mass production, technological sophistication and copyrighting. The origin of the word is unknown but is believed to have been first used in the 14th century.

Toys have existed for thousands of years; dolls either of infants, animals, or soldiers, and miniature representations of the tools of adults are readily found at archaeological sites. They may either be the sole device used in an enjoyable activity or one of many. A toy is something to play with, for children, adults or both. Nerf.

Yo-Yo (1930s onwards). Chinese yo-yo (diabolo). Footbag. Soap-box cart.

Pogo stick. Marbles. Hula Hoop (1950s). Frisbee (1950s).

Bungee Balls. physical activity and dexterity toys

    . Zoetrope. Spinning top.

    View-master. Kaleidoscope. Science and optical

      . Matchbox cars.

      Model collecting

        . Carpet railway. Model railway
          . Model car.

          Model building

            . Toy weapon. Toy piano. Miniaturized items
              .

              Rubik's Cube. Mechanical puzzle

                . Easy Bake Oven. Newton's cradle.

                Magic trick. Jack-in-the-Box. Cotton reel tank. Mechanical toys

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                  Ant Farm. Educational toy

                    . Stencil. Spirograph.

                    Decoder pen. Drawing toys

                      . Sock monkey. Teddy bear.

                      Pound Puppies. Stuffed animals

                        . Toy soldier. Jumping Jack.

                        Digital pet. Playmobil. Action figures. Raggedy Ann.

                        Dolls

                          . Figures
                            . Zome. Tinkertoy.

                            Stickle bricks. Mega Bloks. Meccano. Märklin.

                            Lincoln Logs. LEGO. K'NEX. Jovo.

                            Gami, Plastic Origami. Erector Set. Construction toys

                              . Toys! Henry Holt and Company; ISBN 0805061967.

                              Wulffson, Don L.

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