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Suit - Prue Acton, Navy Linen, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 942060

This suit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1987. Prue Acton employee Marie Menzel did the embroidery. It was worn by the donor to the 1987 Derby Day race meeting. According to the donor, it is part ofthe range developed from Prue Acton's 1987 Melbourne Cup outfit, with a theme based on the hourglass silhouette of a dressmakers dummy.

Its original retail price was approx, $605.
.1 Navy blue short-sleeved linen jacket with embroidered and cord trim. The jacket has a mandarin collar edged with navy cord as are the two welt (slit) breast pockets. The front opening and six grey pearl buttons are concealed with a flap. The jacket is fitted at the waist and flairs at the hipline. The sleeves are decorated with machine embroidery, cord and quilting. The lining is navy polyester with large shoulder pads inside shoulder lining. .2 Matching straight skirt with back zipper and kick pleat. It is lined with navy polyester.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: Jacket length 74 cms; Skirt length 62 cms.

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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: ensembles
Inscriptions: Label on centre back below collar of jacket: 4, 7

Labels inside back waistband: 1, 9, 10, 7
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Manufacturer: Ms Maree Menzel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
User: Ms Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1987 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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