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Shirt - Prue Acton, Paisley, circa 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942071

Summary:
This shirt 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 woman's shirt in peacock-coloured silk with paisley panels at the front. Collar and inside cuffs also in paisley, as are buttons fastening front and cuffs. Back of shirt hangs lower than front, and shoulders are padded.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 78.00 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
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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