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Shoes - Prue Acton, Margaret Style, Lace-up, White Leather & Black Patent Leather, 1972 Object Reg. No: HT 16996

Summary:
A pair of female platform shoes consisting of a white leather upper with black patent leather around the heel and toe areas, with three pairs of red metal eyelets along the opening. It has a 8.5 cm high heel.

These shoes were made under licence in Melbourne for the Prue Acton Company in the early 1970s. Prue capitalised on her reputation as a designer, by allowing companies to produced items bearing her name under licence. They were then sold through her boutiques, and other shops which stocked her garments. Similar shoes, except for having a wedge heel, were featured in an article `Our Girl of `72" in Dolly Magazine, March 1972. The donor purchased the shoes from a charity shop in Henty, NSW, in 2007 for $4.00.
Description:
A pair of female platform shoes consisting of a white leather upper with black patent leather around the heel and toe areas, with three pairs of red metal eyelets along the opening. It has a 8.5 cm high heel, and 2 cm platform along the front of the shoe, both covered in black patent leather. Both heels have had a later addition of a black `Neolite' protector nailed onto the bottom. The inside of the shoes are lined with black and beige leather.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Merryn Levitzke, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 145 mm (Height), 80 mm (Width), 240 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: footwear, leather, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Printed in gold on the insole of each shoe: 'Prue Acton / MARGARET' and the Prue Acton logo.

Printed in black ink on the upper inner heel of each shoe: 'B573 / 7B / 191'.

Moulded in raised lettering on each heel: 'NEOLITE'.
Designer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), 1972
Date Made: circa 1972

Featured in advertising that year.
References: `Our Girl of `72", Dolly Magazine, March 1972 (copy for Supp File.)

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