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Jacket & Pants - Prue Acton, `Gone Troppo', Printed Silk, 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 942080

This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1985, from printed sik designed by textile artist Deborah Leser. Part of the range developed from Prue Acton's 1985 Melbourne Cup outfit 'Stained Glass'. The emphasis was on colour.
Two piece printed silk outfit:

(1) Reversible white terrytowel/cotton jacket featuring Debbie Leser print on back, sleeves and front inserts. Collar and front opening are bound in blue. Print is white with geometric design in green, yellow, purple and pink.The sleeves and cuffs are attached with white ribbed knit fabric. Lower sides of the jacket are split, and a pocket is on the front right.

(2) Reversible pants in matching print to jacket. Rib knit waistband and ankles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: .1 L = 95cm, .2 L = 108cm

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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 sewn onto outside of jacket UB, printed in green and pink on white fabric "SIGNED....Prue Acton"
Artist: Ms Deborah Leser, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1985
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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