INSPIRATION: Nonchalant, sportif types -- and, as always, there are nods to the founder and tennis champ René Lacoste
WHO WAS THERE: Rock-sprog Pixie Geldof and dozens of eagle-eyed editors. Sadly, Andy Roddick and new cover girl Brooklyn Decker were no-shows
TOP LOOKS: Oversized cream cocoon sweater over long-john leggings with thick-ribbed cuffs; colorblocked tube dress in bright yellow and pink; cerise tunic with huge, deep red knit cowl, layered over leggings
ACCESSORIES: Chunky-heeled hybrids of desert boots and brogues; close-fitting cloche- and beret-like hats; wrapped fabric belts with two plump pom-poms apiece
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Lacoste is happily expanding its offerings for women. There are fewer overt polo shirt references -- the windblown, sporty look is less tennis-centric. The vivid color palette (jade, canary yellow, fuschia) was best when layered or colorblocked in unexpected patches, though there was occasionally a whiff of mod-80s Benetton.