Lacoste + Maisons Francaises 80th Anniversary Collection

lacoste_maisons_francaises_collection There are collaborations, and then there are collaborations that blow your mind. This, the Lacoste + Maisons Francaises collection, has certainly done that and more. In celebration of the French brand’s 80th anniversary, they invited 9 French houses (collectively known as Maisons Francaises), which created one-of-a-kind masterpieces for them, most of which will never be sold to the public.

A common theme in all the precious pieces created for Lacoste features either the brand’s corporate hues, its iconic crocodile and/or a tribute to its heritage, which includes sporting apparel for golf, sailing and tennis. Take S.T. Dupont’s box set in pristine white and lawn green for example, filled with a lighter, candles, a notepad and a pair of pens, an ideal kit for any sportsman (or man for that matter).

And then there’s the stunning crystal vase (or bowl) from Baccarat, which reminds me of a deconstructed tennis ball. Last but not least, my third most favourite piece from the collaboration, this pair of Boucheron brooches in the shape of the crocodile that’s made up of diamonds and emeralds, fitting because René Lacoste once gifted his wife with a brooch from Boucheron.

Other pieces in the collection include a bag each from Goyard and Hermès, a silver golf club from Christofle and even commemorative eclairs from Fauchon, which I’m sure are as tasty as they look. Check them out here via Lacoste, or hit my Facebook page for an album filled with these wonderful one-of-a-kind pieces. Well, most anyway, with the exception of the eclairs.

Image: Lacoste

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