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Shirt - Prue Acton, Crocodile Print, Printed Silk, 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942081

This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1986, from printed sik designed by textile artist Deborah Leser. This was a one-off, as the fabric was very expensive to produce. It was inspired by a trip to Kakadu - shifting sands, outback etc. Worn by the donor to the American department store Neiman Marcus's `Australian Fortnight' promotion in Dallas, Texas.

The crocodile motif was further explored in the range developed from Prue Acton's 1986 Melbourne Cup outfit 'Mock Croc'..
Long-sleeved silk shirt, predominantly blue with dragonfly, insects and crocodile motifs in pink, green and brown. Shirt has one breast pocket and metal buttons at collar, cuffs and are disguised at front opening.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 82.00 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: Printed as part of design on back of shirt: Deborah Leser 1986
Artist: Ms Deborah Leser, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1986
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1986
User: Ms Prue Acton, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, 1986 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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