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Dress - Prue Acton, Paisley, circa 1986 Reg. No: SH 942072
- This dress 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-sleeved mid-calf length dress consisting of panels from 'Paisley' range. Colours are predominantly gree, navy and burgundy. Dress is straight and waistless and flared from the knees.Collarless neckline is fastened by 3 grey buttons and hook-and-eye at front. Long zip fastens back and cuffs secured by 2 fabric covered buttons. Dress has shoulder pads.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||120.00 cm (Height)|
|Tagged with:||clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing, making history - prue acton|
|Themes this item is part of:||Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- ), Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Labelssewn into back of neck: 1, 5, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24|
|Manufacturer:||Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985-1987|
|Designer:||Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985-1987|