Elmira native and fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger, made his return home along with his daughter Ally Hilfiger, for a duel book signing Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds of Hilfiger fans lined up at Barnes and Nobles to grab the two books and meet Tommy and Ally. Tommy’s book, ‘American Dreamer’ was released in 2016, and talks about his life growing up in Elmira and the journey of chasing his dreams.
Ally’s book is called “Bite Me,” a bestselling novel about her personal battle with Lyme disease.
Both say they share the same life motto, “never give up.”
“Never, ever give up. Continuously chase that dream, because if it’s really what you want to do, you’ll become successful and be able to achieve that dream. Giving up is easy. For me, it wasn’t an option. There were a couple of days that I almost thought about it, but I would catch myself, and really believe that if I had given up, I would regret it. I would had never been able to achieve what I’ve achieved,” says Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer and book writer.