The artist Vladimir Velickovic passed away on 29th August 2019. In 1983, he was chosen to create the official Roland Garros poster.
Three emblematic Roland-Garros collaborations
We take a look back at three of the most memorable Roland Garros collaborations.
For the 2014 tournament, Roland-Garros invited fashion designer Chantal Thomass to design an exclusive capsule collection that would showcase feminine tennis style.
Irresistibly retro, the Roland-Garros x Chantal Thomass collection was a clever blend of glamour and feminine sophistication with a sporty vibe. The line was made up of around fifteen items and accessories with quirky details, available in Chantal Thomass’ three favourite colours: black, white and pink.
The iconic polo shirt – the centrepiece of this collection – was decorated with a satin pussycat bow on the collar and a bib-style front, and teamed with a pleated skirt, sunhat and visor.
We loved: The black pussycat bow polo shirt, which featured a contrasting pink trim and a satin ribbon.
In 2015, it was Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto’s turn to design his first exclusive collection for Roland-Garros. This capsule collection jazzed up basic sportwear pieces and was created especially for the legendary French Grand Slam.
We loved: The tennis dress worn by Ana Ivanovic, with its Hawaiian-print shorts underneath.
World-famous fashion designer Stella McCartney did not want to miss the opportunity to get involved in Roland Garros 2014. A savvy blend of style and technology, the "Stella McCartney Barricade" collection was made up of iconic pieces such as dresses, zip-up vest tops and tennis shoes.
But the real centrepiece of the collection was its pleated skirt, which was a zingy green colour. A chic and memorable retro capsule collection.
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