Tommy Hilfiger, like any designer, would love to see the Duchess of Cambridge (nee Kate Middleton) wear his designs. “Catherine has a very classic yet modern style,” he told Vogue in 2011. But it seems the American icon has now set his sights on Kate’s little sister, Pippa Middleton.
“I was with her sister Pippa last night in London,” Tommy told HELLO! at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York on Wednesday (June 17). “And she’s a candidate for Tommy Hilfiger.”
With his sights set on landing the Vanity Fair columnist as the face of his brand, Tommy admitted that he's started the ball rolling by shipping Pippa some clothes. “I sent the preppy casual summer dresses and things like that,” he said. “I hope she wears them.”
Pippa would follow in the footsteps of stars like Katie Holmes, who was a brand ambassador, and Kendall Jenner, who walked in a recent Tommy fashion show. And while Kate has stricter rules when it comes to endorsing any products, Pippa is more free to wear what she likes. “She’s not as under the microscope,” Tommy added about the 31-year-old.
In the meantime, the designer known for popularizing the country club-chic aesthetic is thrilled to have recently added another famous face to his roster. “We just signed Rafael Nadal,” he shared. “He just became the headliner for my scent that we are launching this fall.”
Rafael is just as excited, saying in a statement, “I’ve always admired Tommy Hilfiger’s cool, all-American designs which are sophisticated and easy to wear, and I’m excited to be partnering with the brand.”
This is the second major fashion modelling gig for the tennis great. In 2011, he appeared with Megan Fox in ads for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans.