Malandrino’s Match Point-------
“Ooh la la, I was such a little girl that I can’t remember my first Lacoste piece,” Catherine Malandrino told Style.com last night, at the Mondrian Soho for a party celebrating her capsule range for the storied French brand. “It was probably a little white polo, but I have been growing up with Lacoste—my grandfather, my father, everyone, it’s really part of my family.” And maybe it was the family connection that helped her create a 12-piece collection for the label, one chic enough to bounce from the tennis court to a garden party. Malandrino (left, with Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman and Luigi Tadini) seems more fit for the latter, but admitted she’s game for sports as well. “I am a very active girl; I do winter skiing and all of this, but in a very effortless way and never trying too hard,” she said. It might be a little tricky to win a match wearing the maxi polo dress she had on, but she’d certainly look good trying.