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Jacket - Prue Acton, Cream Damask, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942415

This jacket 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".
Long-sleeved fitted jacket in heavy cream damask acetate/rayon Detatchable collar consists of two layers of the same material decorated and piped into leaf or flame shapes. Cuffs and front opening are fastened with many buttons and button loops in the same fabric. Jacket is lined in gold polyester. Small shoulder pads in shoulders.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 67.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, films, 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: 8, 11, 12, 28

Also "[handwritten] 73% / [printed] ACETATE" "[handwritten] 27% / [printed] RAYON]"
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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