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Dress - Prue Acton, Black Wool, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942082

Summary:
This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. It was worn by the donor with a reptile skin belt (SH 942083) and shoes (SH 942084) to accept her `Advance Australia' Award in 1980 (SH 942239.) It was also worn by a model for Prue Acton's 25th Anniversary Parade in 1988. The reptile trim seen on this dress was an earlier version of the `Mock Croc' theme developed in 1986.
Description:
Black wool crepe dress with reptile skin decorative trim at neck and cuffs. Dress is mid-calf in length and has long sleeves and padded shoulders. Fastened at back with zip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 116.00 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: Labels inside back neck: 1,15,25,18,26,27
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
User: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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