To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Lacoste 101, Lacoste relaunches its legendary 101 sunglasses with a limited edition run of just 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Inspired by the origins of the brand, that first pair of “La Lunette Lacoste” sunglasses was a pilot-style frame called “101”.
The Lacoste 101 featured premium quality materials with unique styling and reflected the brand’s sporty elegance, making it immediately at home both on and off the court just like the iconic 1212 polo.
The 101 looks as fresh and fabulous today as it did 30 years ago.
“The design is so simple, so obvious. It is clean and universal”, explains Christophe Pillet, design director of Lacoste eyewear.
“It has the same ingredients, or DNA if you will, as the 1212 polo.
What makes these iconic products special is that they were designed for a particular function, not as a mere trend or to follow fashion.
That is why they are and will always remain timeless and contemporary.”
The 101 has the classic dual bar and bridge signature of an aviator-style.
What distinguishes it from its counterparts, however, is that the bridge is inlayed with green enamel, a perfect representation of the two worlds of LACOSTE: sport and elegance.