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Dress - Prue Acton, Mini, Victoriana, Peach, 1967 Object Reg. No: SH 942377

Summary:
This mini dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1967.

According to the donor, it was a very early dress in Swiss voile, sewn by Eileen Lorraine. It is typical of the 'Victoriana' look then popular. Not a very big seller as it was quite expensive due to the fabric, lining and detail. A cheaper version came in crepe (Estacell).
Description:
Victoriana style long-sleeved mini dress in pale peach coloured voile. Neck and sleeves are decorated with ruffles and front bodice is pin-tucked. Front button opening is topped by a self-coloured bow. Lined in pink polyester. Transparent sleeves with a metal zip at back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 96.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing, 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: Fabric labels sewn inside back of neck: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
References: RMIT Collection

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