What began 80 years ago as one product defined by a crocodile—the polo—has evolved into a lifestyle. In celebration of Lacoste’s milestone anniversary, the brand has teamed up with the nobility of French heritage maisons to produce Maisons Françaises, a collection of nine notable objets—all commemorating the crocodile. The set, on display at Colette in Paris until June 15, includes crystalware, jewellery, sporting items, totes, and even eclairs. The selection from Christofle, Bernardaud, Boucheron, and S.T. Dupont will be available for order should you be interested in making one of the specialty items your own, while the Hermès, Goyard, Baccarat, and Veuve Clicquot pieces will be kept in the Lacoste archives, hopefully appearing at the 80th-anniversary fete set for September.
June 13, 2013