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Dress - Prue Acton, Evening, Black Ruffle, 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 942052

This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1988. Part of range inspired by Prue Acton's 1988 Melbourne Cup outfit 'Scrunch and Drape', using gabric to create form and texture.

According to the donor, this example was a sample from Prue Acton Pty Ltd ready-to-wear range, selling at $300-$500 retail. Known as style No. 3625, it was a huge seller during Summer 1988-89.
Black knee length fitted evening dress with ruffled off-the shoulder neckline. Dress has short puffed sleeves ending in double ruffle. The waistline is 'V' shaped. The front has double pin tucks on either side of centre. Dress is fastened by zip at back from neckline to lower back. The skirt is split at the centre back hem. Black cotton hanging tapes are attached inside armholes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 81.00 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
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton

Labels inside back neckline: 2, 4, 7, 8

Label black printing on white: Size 10

Label handwritten blue on white: 11:32 High Summer '88/ Style - 3625/ Fabric - 137 & / SM/WELL/from - G/-
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
References: RMIT Collection

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