It doesn’t really show up in this scan, but this Miss Dior pantyhose ad is in reflective, metallic silver which has a very striking effect. These seam-free stockings were sleek, sheer and sexy, and signed with a subtle little CD logo at the hip. Of course we wore pantyhose for all but the most casual… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Nylon
Designer Mary Quant’s Booby Trap Collection, 1974
Mary Quant was a Mod London designer who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she expanded her clothing line to include cosmetics and household goods. This 1974 ad is for “Booby Traps”, which look to be a bra and panties set. Interestingly enough, there are elephant graphics strategically… Read more »
Vintage 70s Vanity Fair Leopard Print Collectible Lingerie!
Vanity Fair had some exquisite products, including its line of silky nylon leopard print lovelies from their famed lingerie collection. This elegantly styled ad, from the September 1976 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, showcases one of their “New Breed of Pajama”. Perfectly matched make-believe leopard skins leashed with satiny cords at the back. Here, in its… Read more »
Vintage 50s Fashions: Better Living Through Chemistry
After WWII, DuPont delved into making ‘Modern-Living Fibers’ such as Nylon, Orlon, Dacron, Rayon and Acetate. Their theme was BETTER THINGS FOR BETTER LIVING…THROUGH CHEMISTRY. Now dresses could not only be rich and beautiful, but practical too. The fabric blends lent themselves to be drapable and packable. It’s interesting to note that only natural fibers… Read more »