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Dress - Prue Acton, Midi, Grey Striped Ric-Rak, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 942039

This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1972. The original belt is missing. According to the donor, midi length garments were popular from the late 1960s.
Midi-length long-sleeved cotton dress in grey and white. The shirt bodice is striped and the front opening is buttoned to the waist. The skirt is dark grey and appliqued with rows of black, red, white, brown and orange 'rik-rak' braid. The long sleeves have wide buttoned cuffs. The skirt patterning is repeated in the shoulders and sleeves as patches. Belt is missing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 123.00 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

Label sewn into collar facing: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1972
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1972
References: RMIT collection

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