Evidently high fashion looked to leisure activities such as skiing and tennis for inspiration, with utterly disturbing results. Pucci, who I have always admired for their tessellation design and criticized for their poor implementation of said repeats, was a major culprit in this odd abstraction of rich people fun.
150$ in 1979 was a lot for a ski suit. About 875$ in 2009 using the Relative GDP Calculator. Let’s be realistic though, I’d pay any amount to ski near that fella, yowza!