When Tommy Hilfiger opened his Los Angeles flagship this spring, it wasn’t just a night dedicated to socializing with his celebrity friends like Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, and Julianne Hough. The milestone was also the launch of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation’s partnership with P.S. ARTS to endow and develop a multi-year arts education curriculum in two Los Angeles schools, Walgrove Elementary School and Grand View Elementary. The Hilfiger-funded program will help students with autism and other special needs achieve their full academic and career potential by providing over 950 students with ongoing, weekly arts classes. “[My wife] Dee and I are passionate about programs that make sure families dealing with issues like lack of access to medical care and education have access to the resources they need,” Hilfiger told InStyle.com, adding that he’s thrilled to help students by providing “dynamic and innovative learning environments.” And his celebrity fans were happy to throw their support behind the cause. ”I love that [Tommy Hilfiger] advocates for children’s education,” Alba told InStyle.com. “I just love that they support those issues.” Visit psarts.org to learn more about the program, and see more exclusive photos from inside the opening on page 110 of May’s new InStyle issue—also available on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet.
There’s a new episode of Revenge on tonight! Costume designer Jill Ohanneson already told us that the Hamptons ladies’ love their Michael Kors, Lanvin, and Alaia (thank you very much), but this week, she spilled on the one designer all the boys—including Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) and Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman)—love to wear most: Tommy Hilfiger. “Sometimes Josh will just come into a fitting and say, ‘Jill, I just love what Tommy Hilfiger is doing right now,’” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. “Gabriel, too. He wears a lot of Tommy Hilfiger in his personal life. He has a really great relationship with the designer.” And they’re not alone—Ohanneson loves Hilfiger’s preppy aesthetic, too. “I do really love Tommy Hilfiger’s design. I just met him recently, and I’m very excited because they have a flagship store opening here, which makes it much easier for us to use some of their stuff. I’m hoping to be able to use some of that on both Daniel and Nolan.” No objections here—whatever keeps those boys looking so handsome!
Plus, check out Ohanneson’s all-time favorite Revenge costumes.
Tommy Hilfiger opened his 6,600-square-foot west coast flagship in Los Angeles last night, and there were plenty of stars on-hand to help him celebrate! InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba (in head-to-toe Hilfiger) and her husband Cash Warren co-hosted the night’s events, which included a cocktail party at the store opening on Beverly Boulevard, followed by a private dinner filled with tasty crab cakes, mini sliders, and other bites at West Hollywood’s Soho House. “It’s really easy when you have Tommy Hilfiger throwing the party,” Alba told InStyle.com of her duties. “You just show up and then you can relax!” And the New York designer brought a piece of the east coast with him—six-foot flat-screen TVs surrounded the patio, broadcasting Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Week runway show to the A-list Tommy girls, including Drew Barrymore and “Girl on Fire” Alicia Keys. Click through the gallery to see more stars who celebrated Tommy’s L.A. opening!
— Kwala Mandel
There has been no shortage of dapper gentlemen sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, and Matt Damon wasn’t the only one we spotted. German model Johannes Huebl (and partner to Olivia Palermo) flashed his baby blues at the Tibi show, Twilight star Peter Facinelli went to the Nautica show, and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco swapped in his quarterback cleats for dress shoes to watch the Tommy Hilfiger menswear show. Swoon!
Plus, see more sexy stars in the front row!
Classic American style ruled the king of prep’s fall runway! Tommy Hilfiger‘s borrowed-from-the-boys suiting featured menswear materials like pinstripes, houndstooth and argyle—all with a feminine twist: leather appliques, fur trims and polka-dot accents. Rounding out the boy-meets-girl aesthetic were collegiate-worthy knee high sock and boots, coordinating wool fedoras and ultra chic metallic brogues, courtesy of a collaboration with George Esquivel. ”This collection is really about Saville Row meets Ivy League prep,” Hilfiger told InStyle.com after his show. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
Nobody captures chic Americana style quite like Tommy Hilfiger, and his spring collection was filled with that red, white, and blue spirit. Nautical pieces—like striped separates, dresses, and swimsuits—were modernized with fresh silhouettes and unexpected fabrics. Add to that printed ankle-strap espadrilles (which looked cool and comfy) plus oversize totes and the results were instant classics. The final looks, a pair of floor-sweeping dresses, were the epitome of the effortless all-American style we know and love from Hilfiger. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor
Quintessential all-American prep designer Tommy Hilfiger named his fall 2012 show “Town and Country,” which translated into a Park Avenue-meets-equestrian fashion show. Mod minis, breezy silk dresses, classic pea coats, and slim cut suits hit the runway in burgundy, midnight navy, and caramel. Seventies-inspired silk dresses closed the show, while accessories included riding boots, gloves, and crossbody bags. See our favorite looks from the Tommy Hilfiger collection in the gallery now.
— Violet Gaynor
With Twilight hitting theaters in just 10 days, we caught up with Kellan Lutz to get the inside scoop on Bella and Edward’s wedding. “Rob [Pattinson] looked like a stud,” Lutz (in Tommy Hilfiger) told InStyle.com at last night’s Los Angeles premiere his other new movie, Immortals, opening Friday. “And Kristen Stewart is just stunning. She really made everyone turn heads. She looked so beautiful.” Inspired by their on-screen vows, Lutz sees himself saying ‘I do’ in the future. “I can’t wait to get married,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll find that lucky someone years down the road and I’ll get to tie the knot.”
Plus! Click through the gallery for a sneak peek at scenes from Breaking Dawn: Part 1.
— Sharon Clott, reporting by Andrea Simpson