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Dress - Prue Acton, Mini, Black Wool Crepe, 1967 Object Reg. No: SH 942000

Summary:
This mini dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1967. It was worn by Prue Acton, and was featured in photographs and newspaper articles. It was also worn by a model, under coat 94.2004, for Prue Acton's 25th Anniversary Parade in 1988.
Description:
Long sleeved black woollen crepe mini dress with fitted bodice and flared skirt. The Peter-pan collar and sleeve cuffs are in white terylene and attached with press studs. Twelve filigree silver buttons are attached to centre front bodice from neck to waist. The centre back is zippered from the neck to below the waist. The lining is dark green polyester.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 77.00 cm (Height)

More information

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: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label inside back collar: 34

Label upper left bodice seam: 12
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967
User: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967-1988
References: RMIT Collection

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Fiona Faulkner Posted on 06 Apr 2010 5:19 PM
My mother has a dress by Prue Acton. She is thinking about selling it, but not sure how to do so, considering it may be of some value. Can you offer some advice? With thanks
Fiona Faulkner
Discovery Centre Posted on 07 Apr 2010 9:16 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Fiona. Museum Victoria can't advise on the value of items but suggest that you search for a valuer approved by the Commonwealth Governments Cultural Gifts Program. A valuer might be able to suggest how you could sell the dress, as well as valuing it. If your mother is interested in offering the dress as a donation, she can do so here.

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