Monday, May 2, 2016

No Vatements-Clad French Olympians

French Olympian
France is considered as the fashion capital of the world, hence, many expect that the country's 2016 Olympic uniforms reflect that, right?

Sadly, there won't be any Vetements-clad Olympians this year — no oversized sweatshirts with a "How to be French" explainer on the back or sweatpants that look like they've been hacked at the ankle with a pair of dull scissors. Instead, the very preppy, very sporty Lacoste will be outfitting Team France this year.

The French brand debuted the outfits the athletes will wear in Rio this summer to an audience at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris last night.

"The idea was to do something chic that is representative of the Lacoste spirit, founded by [tennis legend] RenĂ© Lacoste — so very clean cut and very precise," Lacoste's artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista told WWD.

The brand has produced most of the team's Olympic kit, which will be worn at the opening and closing ceremonies, on the winner's podium, and throughout the Olympic Village in between events.

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