Tennis champion, Suzanne Lenglen, who won Wimbledon from 1919-1926, had a close association with couturier Jean Patou, who dressed her both on and off court. Here she is modelling a tennis outfit by Patou. Over her pleated dress she wears a sleeveless sweater, derived from a man's waistcoat, and around her head a bandeau, a style that was much copied.

Suzanne Lenglen: The first diva of tennis

Tennis champion, Suzanne Lenglen, who won Wimbledon from 1919-1926, had a close association with couturier Jean Patou, who dressed her both on and off court. Here she is modelling a tennis outfit by Patou. Over her pleated dress she wears a sleeveless sweater, derived from a man's waistcoat, and around her head a bandeau, a style that was much copied.

Vintage 1956 Chanel couture summer party  dress with striped silk bodice, and full skirt of dotted cream silk over synthetic gauze, and lace-trimmed underskirt <3 | #VintageDress #Chanel

Vintage 1956 Chanel couture summer party dress with striped silk bodice, and full skirt of dotted cream silk over synthetic gauze, and lace-trimmed underskirt <3 | #VintageDress #Chanel

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