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Coat - Prue Acton, Mini, Ginger Wool & Fox Fur, Altered, 1968 Object Reg. No: SH 942009

Summary:
This coat was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1968. It was originally maxi length but at an unknown date it was shortened to mini length.
Description:
Ginger coloured woollen double-breasted mini coat with mandarin collar deep fox- fur cuffs and 8 gold plastic buttons to fasten. The lining is ginger coloured rayon. The coat was originally maxi length but was shortened to mini length.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 94.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, furs, 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: outerwear
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label sewn into CB below collar: 34

Label sewn inside left shoulder: 42
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1968
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, 1968
References: RMIT collection

Comments

Greer Tappert Posted on 25 Jun 2010 5:17 PM
Hi,
I have a Genuine Prue Acton Woolen overcoat with either fox or rabit fur collar and cuffs. it is a long coat, black with red and cream large spots. Would you be interested in purcahsing it from me or do you not do this sort of thing. It was my great Aunts and is in immaculate condition.
Regards,Greer Tappert
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jun 2010 11:57 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Greer, we have passed the details on the History and Technology Curator responsible for the Prue Acton Collection, we will contact you for further information shortly.

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