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Dress - Prue Acton, Brown Gingham, 1970 Object Reg. No: SH 942094

This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1970. It was originally worn by the donor to 1970 Melbourne Cup, and to the first birthday celebration of the Prue Acton Cosmetics launch. It was later worn at the donor's 25th Anniversary Parade in 1988.
Long-sleeved brown gingham shirt dress, slightly gathered from waistline. Wide ruffle at hem. Eleven small pearl buttons at front opening. Each portion of garment has slightly contrasting gingham.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 133.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing, making history - prue acton
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: Label sewn inside collar: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Place & Date Used: Flemington, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1970
References: RMIT Collection

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