Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is the designer behind the Tommy Hilfiger clothing and fragrance lines. Born and raised in Elmira, New York, Tommy Hilfiger started in the fashion industry as a retailer. Known for its classic American style, and often featuring the red, white and blue of the American flag, Tommy Hilfiger’s sportswear and casualwear for men and women was embraced by a wide audience.
Hilfiger’s fragrances are produced in conjunction with Estee Lauder. The first scent, Tommy for Men, was introduced in 1995. Its female companion, Tommy Girl, was launched in 1996.