René Lacoste



ISBN: 9781419733284 Category:

Laurence Benaim


What do we know about René Lacoste? That he was a French tennis legend, the founder of the Lacoste brand, and a remarkable inventor? Lacoste (1904-1996) was an elegant player with an acute sense of fair play, a demanding designer who revolutionized sports apparel, and a passionate engineer who invented the first tubular steel tennis racket. From the tennis court to the golf course, accompanied by family members or friends made along the way, the man called “the Alligator” was a determined visionary with an eye for authenticity and detail. René Lacoste remains to this day a timeless yet remarkably contemporary fashion icon. Published to celebrate the Lacoste brand’s 85th anniversary, this lavishly illustrated work includes a wealth of photographs and archival documents, some published here for the first time, and original drawings by the renowned French illustrator Floc’h.

Additional information

Weight 1046 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 November 2018
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Floc'h
Dimensions 19.6 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1046 g


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Laurence Benaïm is a French journalist and fashion writer, and the official biographer of Yves Saint Laurent. Floc’h is a French illustrator and comic artist who has worked in the fields of film, advertising, newspapers and magazines, and publishing. He has coauthored comic books with François Rivière and has published children’s books and other volumes.