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Jacket - Prue Acton, Gold Lame with Rose Collar, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942413

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 gold lame fabric backed with bronze silk. Detachable collar consists of two large layers of reversed fabrics with irregularly scalloped edges, printed with an olive/brown rose pattern. Cuffs and front opening are fastened with many buttons and button loops covered in lame. Small shoulder pads in the shoulders. Jacket is lined in brown silk. (Two steel pins removed, one holding front of collar down flat,one in shoulder pad)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 59.00 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: 11,12, 28, 40, 123
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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