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Jacket - Prue Acton, Paisley, circa 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942070

This jacket was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1986. The paisley range designed by Prue Acton and Merrill Clarke around fabrics purchased in Germany. According to the donor, shoulder pads were a typical feature of women's clothes, such as this, in the 1980s, often associated with the 'Corporate Woman' look.
Long woman's jacket consisting of many panels of fabric from the 'Paisley' range. Colours are predominantly forest green, navy, turquoise and burgundy. Patterns include paisley, floral and zig-zag. Jacket has inset pockets at both side seams, no fastening at the front and two overlapping collars in different fabrics. Sleeves are dropped-shoulder kimono style and lining is navy coloured cotton. Shoulders are padded.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89.00 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: Labels sewn into back of collar: 1, 5, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20

Fabric identification labels inside garment do not correspond to the actual fabrics.
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985-1987
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985-1987
References: RMIT collection

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