The history of Lacoste is the story of a tennis legend whose inventions changed the entire sport and revolutionised the clothing industry forever. René Lacoste created the first cotton polo shirt in 1933. Resilient yet light and airy, it was made from an entirely new fabric, petit piqué. The secret to its creation was a revolutionary knitting technique. Today, the brand is known for its ready-to-wear line as well as footwear and accessories.