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Dress - Prue Acton, Black Lace Maxi, 1967 Object Reg. No: SH 942379

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 from Japan, possibly sewn by Eileen Lorraine. It is typical of the 'Victoriana' look then popular. Lines are a typical design feature for Prue Acton.
Maxi length long-sleeved fitted dress in black cotton voile (by Mettler?). Transparent bodice and sleeves are trimmed with black lace. Rows of lace also from the knee down. Fastened at the back with a nylon zip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 128.00 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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Designer: Eileen Lorraine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1965
References: RMIT Collection

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