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Shoes - Prue Acton, Margaret Style, Lace-up, White Leather & Black Patent Leather, 1972 Reg. No: HT 16996
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||145 mm (Height), 80 mm (Width), 240 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||footwear, leather, making history - prue acton|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|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.)|