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Jonathan Adler has been collecting Lacoste polos for a long time, and now he's customizing them as the brand's guest designer for their Holiday Collector's series. Adler's special edition polo retails for $150 and features an extra large Lacoste croc overlaid with patterns from some of his favorite needlepoint pillows. There's also a version of it for $250, which is actually done in needlepoint, and of which only 1,212 will be produced for men and another 1,212 for women.
In case that's not fancy enough for you, WWD reports that he'll also be making these: "Adler also designed a few polos that were more conceptual and not quite as wearable. These polos are completely made of needlepoint hand done by French nuns and packaged in ceramic crocodiles. Prices haven’t been set yet."
Here's an idea of just how much Adler likes his Lacoste: "I spent many years throwing pots in my studio in a clay-spattered Lacoste. I always loved the sportif vibe and—hello!—the gorgeous colors have inspired my work." They also report that his wardrobe includes more than 100 Lacoste polos.
Both of the shirts will be available at Lacoste boutiques and on their website, and at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus on November 1. Scoop and Ron Herman will carry the non-needlepoint special edition polo, and you might have to personally call up those French nuns if you want the unpriced ones.
· Lacoste and Jonathan Adler Team Up [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Lacoste [Official Site]
· Jonathan Adler [Official Site]