FILE - In a Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, designer Tommy Hilfiger acknowledges the audience after his Fall 2016 collection show during Fashion Week, in New York. Police in Greenwich, Connecticut are urging residents not to leave their keys inside their vehicles after a rash of Range Rover thefts. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is among the Greenwich residents who have had their Range Rovers stolen in recent months. Hilfiger was targeted in late June.
Tommy Hilfiger's traveling fashion extravaganza roller-skated into Paris on Saturday night, turning the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées into a '70s time capsule of sorts, complete with lighted disco dance floor, retro-inspired threads and surprise show-closer Grace Jones, who hit the runway in a silver metallic, rainbow-striped blazer, gold bodysuit, gold metallic belt and a pair of over-the-knee leather boots. The see-now / buy-now show marked the launch of the brand's partnership with actress, singer and global brand ambassador Zendaya, similar to Hilfiger's recent multi-season deal with model Gigi Hadid (who took in this show from the VIP section not the runway), and the debut spring 2019 Tommy X Zendaya collection took inspiration from '70s pop-culture icons generally and the 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show specifically. In addition to Jones (who was also on the runway – in spirit – at Rick Owens' show earlier in the week), models of note included Pat Cleveland, who actually walked in the original Battle of Versailles runway show, and Beverly Johnson, the first black model to appear on the cover of U.S. Vogue. There were lots of high-waisted trousers with flared legs (some with generous pleats that pumped up the volume even further), horizontally striped dresses, tops and swimwear (both one- and two-piece), smart-looking pinstriped knee-length coats, and suits, jackets and wide-legged trousers in wide vertical stripes of light and dark denim. Other nods to '70s style came by way of platform shoes, leather midi-skirts, halter dresses, and gold and silver metallic dresses and separates.
Tommy Hilfiger is expanding its innovative disability-friendly clothing initiative by unveiling Tommy Adaptive, a new line that includes a variety of new and stylish pieces. In 2016, Tommy Hilfiger partnered with Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit founded by Mindy Scheier, a mother whose child has muscular dystrophy, to create a clothing line more inclusive to children with disabilities. Last year the company expanded it to include an adult collection, and now, the company strives to provide all people with disabilities with even more clothing options. "Tommy Adaptive's mission is to be inclusive and empower people of all abilities to express themselves through fashion," the company said in a press release. The line includes the essential fashion pieces like shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, and jackets -- but Tommy Adaptive clothes are easier to put on.