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Suit - Prue Acton, Tan Suede, 1971 Object Reg. No: SH 942038

This coat was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1971, from Geppetto leather produced in Melbourne. It was advertised in 'Dolly' magazine in April 1971, p. 63, worn under rolled- neck jumper . Its original retail price was $56.
This outfit consists of a suede top and skirt:

(1) Short-sleeved collarless tan suede top featuring "bull's - eye" suede applique on each sleeve. The jacket is fastened with eight wooden bu buttons from neck to hem.

(2) A-line suede leather midi-length skirt featuring "bull's eye" and zig-zag appliques at hemline. Skirt is tan coloured.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 61.00 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 and inside back waistband: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
References: RMIT collection

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