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Raincoat & Mittens - Prue Acton, Fox Fur, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942417

This raincoat and mittens set 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".
Clothing set consisting of a pant suit and mittens:

(1) Waterproof chintz short jacket in camel colour with fox fur trimmed hood and fox tail attached to centre front zipper (currently unattached). The jacket has a drawstring waist. Lined with check brushed cotton fabric in browns. .2

(2) Pair of women's ski pants in matching cotton chintz with elasticised stirrups under the feet. Fastened at front with zip and hook.

(3) Mittems to match above trimmed with fox fur and attached to rouleau strap which hangs around neck of jacket.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 107.00 cm (Height)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, films, furs, 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: ensembles
Inscriptions: Labels sewn inside centre back of jacket: 2, 15, 19, 56
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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