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Coat Dress - Prue Acton, Mini, Yellow Linen, 1967 Object Reg. No: SH 942384

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

This garment would have had matching slacks which could be worn together or as separate garments. Pant suits were a popular transition between mini and midi length skirts. It was originally worn by the donor.
Yellow linen long-sleeved mini coat dress with front zipper fastening from collar to just above hem. Three buckled tab fastenings are at bodice, waist and skirt fronts. The coatdress is lined with yellow 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: Label attached to inner back of neck: 34

Labels attached to inside left shoulder seam: 12,14
Manufacturer: Mr Michael Guidara, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
User: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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