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Suit - Prue Acton, Black Wool, `Rich Hippy', 1971 Object Reg. No: SH 942147

This suit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1975. It was originally worn by the donor.

It was later worn by a model at the donor's 25th anniversary parade in 1988.
Two piece outfit consisting of a black woollen skirt and jacket:

(1) Black woollen A-line skirt. The lower skirt is appliqued with furnishing braid and tassels surround the hemline.

(2) Short-sleeved matching jacket with braid trimming on all edges. The front is fastened with 3 small gold chains and six tassels. Lining for both garments is black rayon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 71.00 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: Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- ), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: ensembles
Inscriptions: Label inside back of jacket: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
User: Prue Acton, Australia, 1971 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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