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Return to The Chantaco ... Lacoste FW2018-19 Collection

Throughout is existence, the heritage of Lacoste was built on sports – primarily tennis. In June 1930, after a meeting at the Davis Cup, maison founder René Lacoste, then a well-known tennis champion, tied the knot with female golfing champion Simone Thion de La Chaume.

In the same year, de La Chaume, now Mrs Lacoste, took over the helm of the Chantaco Golf Club in Saint Jean-de-Luz from her father and dealt with great challenges of keeping the club afloat during the warring years (1941 – 1945).

Together with René, Simone saved a number of locals from being conscripted into mandatory labour in Germany by employing them to plant trees on and around the golf course.
Today, thanks to the Lacoste and their employees’ effort, about 50,000 trees are covering the entire course, making Chantaco the most tree-lined golf course in France with diverse varieties of conifer trees and red oak trees.

Taking this lesser-known story as the heart of the fall/winter 2018-19 ready-to-wear collection, Creativ…

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