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Skirt - Prue Acton, Gold Lame, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942406

Summary:
This skirt was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. Made from a Spanish fabric.

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".
Description:
Very full cut floor-length evening skirt in gold lame, backed with bronze coloured silk. Skirt is gathered into waistband and is fastened at the back with a zip and two hook-and-eyes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 106.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, films, making history - prue acton
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 waistband: 12, 28, 31, 121, 122
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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