Native NY 1985



1985

January

Tommy Hilfiger introduces his 1st collection

The logo is a combination of nautical flags for the letters "T" and "H."

January 20th, 1985

The New York Times reports that perms have become "a standard part of hair care for women."

February

artistJean-Michel Basquiat

appears on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. He is profiled in a piece called, "New Art, New Money."

Tommy becomes a father, welcoming daughter Ally Hilfiger

March

casualFridays

are becoming popular in the workplace

April

The 4 Great American Designers for Men are:
Dubbed the hang-man campaign

Tommy Hilfiger declares himself as one of the four great American designers on a billboard over Times Square, creating instant controversy and interest in the new label.

May

Tommy meets
the iconic Andy Warhol

He will go on to become an avid collector of the artist's work.

The median sale price of a U.S. home is $84,300

June

More than 1,000,000 VCRs

are sold in the month of June

July

The New York Times

describes the global famine relief concert Live Aid as "an unprecedented musical event."

August

Desperately seeking a style upgrade,

millions of people accessorize with rubber bracelets

September

September 3rd, 1985

The New York Times reports that the wreckage of the Titanic has been found near Newfoundland.

In the 1985 Television Season,

NBC’s program lineup includes Punky Brewster, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, the Facts of Life and Gimme a Break.

October

strawberry
fields

in Central Park in New York City is officially dedicated in October 1985


All images printed with permission.

House: Robert Crum/Shutterstock; Perm: Schankz/Shutterstock; VCR: Zoltan Pataki/Shutterstock; Live Aid: © Jacques M. Chenet/CORBIS; "Untitled (Head)": © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2015; Imagine: Nathan Blaney/Getty Images; Titanic: John Parrot/Getty Images; Elastic Bands: g915/Shutterstock.

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