For years, American Idol has had iconic singers come on the show to be mentors to the signers. Now contestants are about to get an image mentor/style advice from world-renowned fashion designer Hilfiger. For pop stardom, image can be just as important as voice. So, Hilfiger should be a welcome addition.
"I am honored to be joining Ryan, Steven, Jennifer, Randy and Jimmy for the 11th season of American Idol,” says Hilfiger in a statement. “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.”
Of course, Hilfiger has always had a rock star connection. Hilfiger’s designs have been worn by legends including the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, among others.