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Raincoat - Prue Acton, Cream Chintz, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942418

This raincoat was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980.

A similar garment was part of the costumes worn by American actress Barbara Parkins in the Australian film ' Breakfast in Paris', released in 1981. Parkins, who played the leading female role, loved the clothes and asked to keep them for herself to "show off around the world".
Very full cut mid-calf length raincoat in waterproof cream chintz. Pleated at the shoulders, with a large square bib under collar. Front opening and elasticized cuffs are fastened with large metal press-studs. Soulder pads in the shoulders. Lined in cream coloured silk.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 117.00 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: Fabric labels sewn inside back of neck: 1,11,125,126

Swing tag marked "1st sample / STYLE / 2403/164" (removed and put inot Supp File.)
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
References: RMIT Collection

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