As a vintage clothing collector and dealer, there are just some things that would be an absolute delight to run across. I think these Peter Max Paints nylon stockings would be right up there in the “Holy Grail of Vintage” category.
Made by Burlington-Cameo and designed by Peter Max in 1970, these gloriously designed stockings came both in pantyhose and in body stocking version. Featuring original Pop Art designs on the leg and upper thigh. The pantyhose sold for $8.00 each, and the body stocking sold for $10.00. To give you an example of of what that would covert to in 2014 dollars, it would be equivalent to paying $48.23 for the panty hose and $60.29 for the body stocking. Probably certainly worth it, but since this ad was in Seventeen magazine I’m sure not many teenagers shelled out that kind of cash for panty hose. Especially since the life of pantyhose was probably five wearings or so.
But they are certainly divine! Another cool thing is that you could send in the coupon (that you got when you bought the pantyhose) to get a 24″ x 36″ Peter Max poster. The poster would be a highly collectible thing to have too. So I shall keep my eyes open for these groovy stockings – I never know what I’m going to find!