Who Should Replace Christophe Lemaire At Lacoste?

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Another day, another company looking for a creative director. The latest mega-job that's trolling for applicants is Lacoste, which needs to fill the shoes of departing creative director Christophe Lemaire who's scooting over to direct women RTW at Hermès. The number one qualification? A extensive knowledge of what the American consumer wants, especially when it comes to women, who make up just 20 percent of the client base. In the spirit of Americana, we've picked three NYC designers who would be perfect to attract mores fash-forward US gals, while keeping the dudes happy too.
1. Tim Hamilton: His slick tailoring and sick leather pieces would translate well to the preppy-with-an-edge chick, plus who could forget his inspiration for fall '09, an "American boy in Paris by way of space." Sounds just about parfait!
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2. Rachel Comey: Though she does feminine and floral pitch-perfect, this chick's also no stranger to tough—after all, her label started out as menswear only. Her vintage vibe would rock the boat without creating too many waves.
3.Victor Glemaud: The maestro of crazy-colors, we can see the former creative consultant for Tommy Hilfiger creating just about the coolest polo ever. We're curious to see what he does to that crocodile though.
Above, from left: Tim Hamilton Fall 2010, Rachel Comey Fall 2010, Victor Glemaud Spring 2010
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