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Skirt - Prue Acton, Berber Patch Wool, 1971 Object Reg. No: SH 942051

This skirt was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1971. According to the donor, the'Berber' range was very popular in the early 1970s. It followed the Australian Wool Corporation's launch of 'Berber' type carpets, blankets, furnishings and upholstery fabrics. 'Berber' name was taken from the tribemen of North Africa and their use of natural coloured wool. The range won the 1971 Australian Wool Board award for 'Outstanding Women's Wear - Wool'.

Prue was photographed wearing the skirt in an article `At 31, Prue Acton heads a Multi-National Company', in Woman's Day magazine, dated 2nd August, 1976.
Midi-lenght, A-line woollen skirt from "Berber" range. Skirt of cream, brown and beige fringed patches in palin and striped weave. The lining is of beige, grey polyester.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80.00 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 sewn into waistband: 35
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), 1971
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971
User: Ms Prue Acton, 1971 or later
References: RMIT collection

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