In his program notes, Christophe Lemaire name-dropped Diane Keaton, Princess Leia, André Courrèges, James Turrell…and René Lacoste, bien sûr. But his Fall show for Lacoste was hardly about such highfalutin references. This heavily layered collection, rendered in calming colors like winter white, pale blue, gray, and yellow, was retail-ready rather than fashion-forward. If the ties and wrap belts and stripes produced a sense of déjà vu from past shows, the clothes were also eminently wearable: Double-face coats looked luxe and jersey jackets sporty. Lemaire's success came in capturing the comfort and ease of a lazy Sunday morning—with a soupçon of that French je ne sais quoi. It's a message with undeniable appeal in these turbulent times.