Last Fall, Tommy Hilfiger gave a talk at Oxford College, in England, the native country of the “Preppy”. And he loved it: the mahogany wood paneling, the Christ Church dining room immortalized by… Harry Potter, with students dining on tuxedos. It was all there… Now Tommy Hilfiger is taking preppy to the global world. “There are preppy styles in Tokyo, in Paris, New York, London and they are all different.” As demonstrated in preppy pop up stores that will show capsule collections – fashion and accessories to be launched in Paris, London, Madrid, New York, LA, Tokyo and Stockholm in the Spring. The interview took place in Tommy Hilfiger’s renovated apartment at the Plaza in the Eloise room, hand painted by Hilary Knight, original illustrator of Kay Thompson’s Eloise series. Hilfiger commented on my preppy look: navy blue corduroy pants, double-breasted wool cardigan and J Crew checkered shirt. The 3 “C” :Comfort, Color and Continuity or the new tradition as Hilfiger puts it. And tonight for the show: Bohemian preppy look. Can’t wait!
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The perfect runway music for Tommy Hilfiger’s preppy line is “Preppy White Boyz” and “Old Money Way” by Boston teen rap group Suburban Swagg.