Tommy Hilfiger Takes on American Idol
Mar 08, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
Jennifer Lopez better watch her back because American Idol is getting another dose of style when Tommy Hilfiger joins the cast as the new "image expert."
Hilfiger will help guide each contestant to shape and define their personal styles and images because as we all know, video killed the radio star.
If you look at what makes a star, its not only musical talent, its the complete package," Hilfiger told WWD. "And that includes image. If you look at great superstars from Michael Jackson to Madonna and Lady Gaga and Katy Perry [Ed. note: no] today, they each have a unique style and that adds to their persona. Its the icing on the cake.
While the designer has outfitted many a star over the years, he won't be confining himself to "one brand," i.e. his own. But if a Hilfiger dress or slack makes it on the air a few times a week -- so what, who cares? Sure as shootin' not Idol, which wouldn't mind if they started a few trends that didn't end in yet another singing reality competition show.
First of all, I was barely aware that American Idol was still on since it ceased to exist in my mind as anything of note when future Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson was kicked off 40 years ago -- but apparently it's the number one show in America.
Re-evaluate your priorities, America.
Second, isn't Jennifer Lopez example enough of an "image expert" since she's built a career on a series of looks and showstopping gowns, punctuated with the occasional romantic comedy or club banger. What can Tommy Hilfiger possibly show these contestants that J. Lo hasn't taught, like, everyone since Selena?
Tune in to American Idol to find out. Or you know, don't. [WWD]