Tommy Hilfiger Named Image Advisor For American Idol
Posted on Thu Mar 8, 2012 09:51 AM PDT

tommy_hilfiger_headshot_a_2.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -Tommy Hilfiger has signed on to be the image advisor for American Idol. The famous all-American designer will help the remaining contestants hone their image and develop their individual style.

"I am honored to be joining Ryan, Steven, Jennifer, Randy and Jimmy for the 11th season of American Idol. My own experiences at the beginning of my career inspired my commitment to mentor young people who are dedicated to pursuing their dreams. Musicians can bring such a unique vision and personality to the stage. I admire risk takers who share my belief in the power of fashion to transform and influence, and I look forward to working with the artists to guide them in defining their performance style and identity," Hilfiger said in a statement.

The fashion powerhouse began drawing inspiration from music at a young age. When he was only 18-years-old, he began styling for his brother's band and selling his own line of bell-bottom jeans. Many years later, he can count Parsons School of Design, Marie Claire, Women's Wear Daily, and many others as fans of his work.

Tune into American Idol live on Wednesday March 14th at 8/7c on FOX to see what everyone is wearing!