Chantal Thomass creates tennis-inspired designs for French Open

Sunday, February 9th, 2014. Filed under: Beauty & Style Photos Sports & Recreation
Refined and extremely feminine, this wide-brimmed hat is among the highlights of the collection designed by Chantal Thomass for the French Open at Roland-Garros. ©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

Refined and extremely feminine, this wide-brimmed hat is among the highlights of the collection designed by Chantal Thomass for the French Open at Roland-Garros.
©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

(Relaxnews) – After giving a makeover to the Diet Coke can for a limited edition, the French stylist known for her chic and sexy lingerie is bringing her designs to the tennis court for a new capsule collection. The line will launch on May 24, the day before the start of the French Open.

Fashion designer Chantal Thomass is launching a design of very feminine tennis wear ahead of the French Open. ©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

Fashion designer Chantal Thomass is launching a design of very feminine tennis wear ahead of the French Open.
©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

Tennis has clearly influenced the fashion world, particularly since the days of René Lacoste, whose famous shirts are worn on and off the courts worldwide today. Now fashion designer Chantal Thomass is turning the tables, bringing a little of the fashion world to one of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments.

The “Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros” capsule collection bears all the hallmarks of the famous designer’s ultra-feminine style, including her signature pink, black and white color scheme. The pieces are also in line with the traditional styles seen on the tennis courts: the collection includes polo shirts and polo dresses, including some with feminine ribbon neckties, and pleated skirts.

There are also several pieces meant to be worn off the court, and specifically in the stands at the Roland-Garros stadium. Fashionistas can pick up a printed scarf, a very chic and feminine umbrella, a wide-brimmed hat to shade their faces from the midday sun, or a simple tunic to be worn over leggings.

The collection will go on sale exclusively at Roland-Garros stores.

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Fashionistas and tennis fans alike will appreciate this chic scarf designed by Chantal Thomass for the French Open at Roland-Garros. ©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

Fashionistas and tennis fans alike will appreciate this chic scarf designed by Chantal Thomass for the French Open at Roland-Garros.
©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

The "Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros" collection also includes a more practical accessory: an umbrella. ©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

The “Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros” collection also includes a more practical accessory: an umbrella.
©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

The new capsule collection will go on sale exclusively at official Roland-Garros stores. ©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

The new capsule collection will go on sale exclusively at official Roland-Garros stores.
©Chantal Thomass pour Roland-Garros

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