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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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