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Dress - Pre Acton, `Gardening', Batik, 1971-1972 Object Reg. No: SH 942030

This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1971-1972. According to donor, it was made from left-over fabrics which had not sold well. Was apparently very popular and referred to as 'Gardening' clothes. It originally retailed for $34.50.
Ankle length cotton dress with buttoned back opening in blue and beige batik print. The upper front bodice is a patch piece in floral which is repeated on lower left skirt with buds appliqued in lime green and blue, and bound in red. The cap sleeves are ruffled, the left is red, the right is lime green. The back shoulder piece is a blue patch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125.00 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: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label UCB: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971-1972
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971-1972
References: RMIT collection

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