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Raincoat - Prue Acton, Mini, Red Gaberdine, 1965 Object Reg. No: SH 942385

This coat dress was designed in 1965 by Prue Acton, and manufactured in Melbourne by Michael Guidara, who made all of Prue Acton's tailored garments during this period. Donor says that menswear tailors could interpret her sketches and produce the patterns from her designs that were very feminine in shape. This design was a very big seller.

Worn by donor when pregnant with daughter Tiffany.
Red polyester gaberdine mini raincoat with zippered front and belted at waist. The skirt has inverted pleats back and front. The garment is lined with red rayon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 84.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Labels attached to back lining: 34, 116
Manufacturer: Mr Michael Guidara, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
User: Ms Prue Acton, 1965 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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