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Dress - Prue Acton, `Patch', Blue & White, circa 1975 Object Reg. No: SH 942032

This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1975. According to donor, it was part of the popular 'patch' range, which were top sellers in the 1970s.
Off-the-shoulder style midi-length blue patch dress. The neckline has a wide ruffle in white on navy pinspots and thin shoulder straps with blue beads at ends. The skirt falls from the gathered neckline and is made up of floral,check and striped ruffled patches in shades of blue.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 109.00 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: outerwear
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Labels sewn into CB neckline: 11, 35
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), 1973-1975
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1973-1975
References: collection


Janette Eyles Posted on 06 Dec 2014 10:34 PM
I have a Prue Acton patchwork sundress, would this be about circa 1975

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