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Dress - Prue Acton, Paisley, circa 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942072

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120.00 cm (Height)

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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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
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
References: RMIT collection

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