Ally Hilfiger: Does Socialite Mean ‘Giving Back to the World’?

allyhilfiger Ally Hilfiger: Does Socialite Mean Giving Back to the World?

After running into Ally Hilfiger, daughter of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and the recent subject of a Page Six Magazine cover story, we decided to ask her how she reacted to the piece.

“My mom’s name is not Sheila; it’s Susie, which is funny, because we kind of laughed about that. But other than that, they really understood where I was coming from and I was really honest,” she told the Daily Transom last night at a party hotelier Andre Balazs and GQ magazine co-hosted for Mr. Hilfiger and ad wizard George Lois’ new book, Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride Through the Eye-Popping Panorama of American Pop Culture.

Ms. Hilfiger, 22, purports to enjoy attending events at night, but she winces a little upon hearing the word “socialite.”

“I believe in giving back to the world. And however I can do that is my goal, one of my goals in life. If that labels me as a socialite, so be it. But I’d like to be known more for my talent and for my creativity, as well as giving back to underprivileged people, sick people and charities and things like that. My main goal is definitely not to go to a lot of parties and go out all the time and be seen. It’s more to do better for the world,” Ms. Hilfiger said.

Plus, she doesn’t have much time for party-hopping these days. Ms. Hilfiger, who just designed a t-shirt for Izzy Gold (“a hip, cool line”), said she is currently working on several upcoming art shows and is in talks to star in a theatrical production on Broadway.