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Skirt - Prue Acton, Bronze Silk & Lame, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942407

This skirt was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. Fabric is from Spain and is used inside out.

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".
Gathered mid-calf length evening skirt of gold lame on bronze silk. Skirt consists of fabric sewn inside. Back opening is fastened with zip and two hook-and-eyes at waistband.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 83.00 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 waistband: 11, 12, 28, 40
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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