Chicago Sun Times Profiles Catherine Lacoste, the only amateur winner of the U.S. Women’s Open

The Chicago Sun Times has published a detailed profile of Catherine Lacoste, daughter of Rene Lacoste, and the only amateur winner of the U.S Women’s Open.   In the piece, they note that “Lacoste came by the athletic ability honestly as the daughter of Rene Lacoste and Simone Thione de la Chaume, who won the 1927 British Ladies Amateur. She recalls being a 24-handicap as a 13-year-old, but her improvement after that was marked.”

When Lacoste came to play in 1967:

She “never thought in any way” that she would win the tournament that week, but someone else did.

“I think the only person who thought I might win the U.S. Open was my father because he’d won the U.S. Open in tennis and obviously he had the spirit to think, ‘Why can’t she do it in golf?”

Lacoste returned to the U.S. in 1968 to defend her Women’s Open title but finished 13th, 13 shots back. More impressive over the following year was her sheer dominance in women’s amateur golf. She was focused on getting better at match play by then, and from October 1968 to October 1969, she never lost a single match. Victories piled up, including at the Women’s Western Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur and British Ladies Amateur.

Read more of the profile at The Chicago Times.

British GQ Profiles Louise Trotter, Lacoste’s Creative Director

Lacoste Heritage LogoBritish GQ has come out with a lengthy interview with Louise Trotter, Lacoste’s current creative director. In the introduction, they discuss her initial two collections:

Where Trotter’s first collection for Lacoste, AW19, set her pared-back, fashioned-up intention for the brand, it’s really her SS20 collection, mounted back in September and is in stores now, that proved her acute understanding of what the label, which has seemed unsure of its footing in recent years, should be in the 21st century.

From clever plays on Lacoste’s sporting heritage (think preppy knitted polo shirts with exaggerated collars and chunky cricket sweaters teamed with spearmint suiting) to modernised takes on classic Gallic pieces (slick wet-look trench coats and voluminous Bengal stripe shirts furnished with oversized crocodile motifs, for instance), there was plenty to snap up.

The interview is very enlightening on Trotter’s take on the Lacoste brand and her plans for the fashion label. Read more at British GQ.

Meanwhile, Trotter’s predecessor, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, has just released new sneakers in collaboration with VANs for the Kenzo brand he now heads. See Nylon.com for more.

The Lacoste Carnaby Evo Sneaker Is My New Favorite Shoe

The Lacoste Carnaby Evo Sneaker is my new favorite shoe. First released in the 1980s, and recently re-released, it is comfortable as hell, but also works well as a complement to any outfit from jeans and a t-shirt to a suit.
Lacoste Carnaby Evo Shoe

As Lacoste put’s it, its “elegant leather uppers and a simple lace-up silhouette inspire the premium aesthetic of this archive shoe. A stylish leather collar and top tongue further enhance the heritage look. Meanwhile, mesh linings add sport-inspired detailing to the design. Durable rubber outsoles ensure comfort and feature tennis-influenced tread finishes. Green crocodile branding completes the look with signature flair.”

The shoe has the following features:

  • Leather uppers
  • Rubber outsole
  • Textile lining
  • Classic embroidered green crocodile branding at the quarter
  • Mesh linings for comfort and breathability

Available in either black or navy from Lacoste.

Lacoste Releases “Merci Lacoste” Polo Shirt To Raise Money For Covid-19

Update: You can buy the Merci Lacoste shirt now. Just click here!

Novak Djokovic And two other Lacoste tennis stars thanked COVID-19 workers in an Instagram post that announced that all the revenue from a new polo shirt called the “Merci Polo” would be donated to partners fighting COVID-19 including the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The “Merci Polo” has a red heart embroidered around the Lacoste Logo, and can be bought starting on June 1, 2020. See the Instagram post below:

 

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