Hermès Celebrates 80 Years of Lacoste with an Exceptional Gift

Lacoste is celebrating its 80th anniversary. With that on mind, the house of the Crocodile has invited 8 prestigious Maisons Françaises celebrate its existence, history and legacy with the creation of exceptional gifts:

Each Maison treated the Crocodile with an exclusive item, reflecting their affectionate respect for the brand’s universe.
These unique objects are symbols of the craftsmanship, expertise and know-how of some of the greatest names in French luxury.
They are also a tribute to 80 years of Unconventional Chic, an extraordinary homage to Lacoste’s sense of innovation and excellence.

One of the most amazing gifts in the collection, is -without a doubt- the one made by Hermès to Lacoste which represents the spirit of the crocodile in a literally exotic, classy, powerful and luxurious way.

A family-owned house of international standing, Hermès brings together past, present and future.
Since the establishment of Hermès in 1837, six generations of enterprising and passionate artisans have worked together to spread its core values: a savoir-faire built on the highly precise and skilled crafting of the finest materials, a spirit of constant creativity and timeless style.

Hermès pays tribute to Lacoste’s tennis history with a unique gift conceived as a wink to the Crocodile’s birth. In the 1920s, tennis champion René Lacoste made a bet with his team captain about whether he would win a match he was about to play. The champion was given his nickname after the stakes of that bet — a suitcase made of crocodile skin — and soon started embroidering a crocodile on his legendary polo shirt. 80 years later, Hermès offers Lacoste a crocodile tennis bag.

Written by Engel Carbajal