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Ensemble - Prue Acton, Mini Dress & Coat, Cream Wool, circa 1968 Object Reg. No: SH 942004

This ensemble was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1968. The original retail prices were $42 for the Dress and $78 for the coat. The dress was also sold with pants for $61. According to the donor, the wearer of a dress/pants outfit could remove the pants at 'no pants' restaurants. The dress and pants outfit won her an award in the Wool Board's 1969 Fashion Awards.
The ensemble consists of a woollen mini dress and mini coat.

(1) Long sleeved cream wool mini dress with decorative braid at neck, v-neck opening and cuffs and waist. Front panels are pin-tucked and skirt is gathered into waist-band. Dress is lined and has 6 decorative metal buttons at neck opening.

(2) Long sleeved burgundy velvet mini jacket with braid and sheepskin trim. Braid down both sides of centre front opening, collar, hem and cuffs, Sheepskin at cuffs and hem. Fully lined.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- ), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: ensembles
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label sewn into centre back neck; 34

white woven label sewn into FR shoulder seam: SIZE 12.
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967-1969
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967-1969

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