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Dress - Prue Acton, Evening, `Broomstick' Burnt Orange, 1981 Object Reg. No: SH 942089

This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1981. The fabric was known as 'broomstick' design, produced by wrapping silk around broom handle and steaming The design was developed from Prue Acton's 1980 Melbourne Cup outfit, Byzantine, and was based on The 6th Century Byzantine Empress Theodora's depiction in mosaic. Dress was intended to have a heavily jewelled yoke but this was simplified.
Burnt orange coloured loose dress in roughly pleated fabric. Dress has a deep mesh yoke decorated with brass and yellow glass studs. The dress is sleeveless and below the knee in length.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 123.00 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: Labels on back of neck: 28/ 11
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1981
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1981
References: RMIT Collection

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