Three emblematic Roland-Garros collaborations

 - Elodie Iriart

We take a look back at three of the most memorable Roland Garros collaborations.

Roland-Garros Chantal Thomas Collaboration Griffe©FFT

Roland Garros and fashion go hand in hand. Elegance and style abound in the stadium every spring, whether on the courts or in the stands. Need proof? Look no further!


Chantal Thomass

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.

"I drew a lot of inspiration from Suzanne Lenglen and 1920s tennis, which had a very chic, very elegant feminine side,” the designer explained.

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.


Yohji Yamamoto

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.

Roland-Garros Ramasseurs Y3©Philippe Montigny / FFT

Showcased by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roland-Garros 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic, the collection was made up of technical items that had been given a twist with modern colours and cuts. Yohji Yamamoto’s favourite black and white palette was given a shot of colour, courtesy of a bright Hawaiian print.

We loved: The tennis dress worn by Ana Ivanovic, with its Hawaiian-print shorts underneath.

©Philippe Montigny / FFT

Stella McCartney

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.

We loved: The green pleated skirt worn by Caroline Wozniacki.