Lacoste is celebrating its 85th anniversary by reaching into its archives to create a collection of polo shirts and other pieces that celebrate each decade in its history.
The 15 reissues — eight unisex polos, three dresses, a pair of shoes and three bags — blend the original asethetic of the items with the contemporary colors used in the brand’s summer collection.
For the Thirties, Lacoste reimagined the prototype of the original polo shirt designed by Rene Lacoste in 1993 in a slim cotton interlock fabric, cut-and-sew collar, folded placket and a patch pocket on the chest. Sleeves are slightly longer than the current iteration.
Other key pieces include a Fifties-inspired combination of a polo shirt and sweatshirt; a backless V-neck tennis dress with pleated hem from the Sixties; a sailor top from the Eighties, and an all-over graphic print from the Nineties.
The anniversary capsule encompasses men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and footwear, and will retail for $65 to $265. It will be available in the company’s stores and on its web site beginning on May 2.