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- A Place & Date Used Melbourne, Australia
Shoes - Court, Olive Suede Reg. No: SH 942200
- Pair of woman's court shoes in olive suede which is draped into a rippled effect. The shoes are dated between 1960 and 1990, and were worn by the donor, Prue Acton, in Melbourne.
Museum Victoria's Prue Acton Collection is of national significance as a record of the career of one of Australia's leading fashion designers from the 1960s to the 1980s. Prue Acton studied textile design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the late 1950s to early 1960s, and her parents John and Gwen Acton used their own money to establish Prue Acton's fashion business in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in 1963. Her designs were soon at the forefront of Australia's fashion industry. Prue Acton was part of a new wave of designers who appropriated designer fashion and haute couture for a wider market. She developed the business into a leading national and international brand enterprise.
- Pair of woman's court shoes in olive suede which is draped into a rippled effect. 7.5 cm heels also in suede. Sole and lining in leather.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||14.00 cm (Height)|
|Tagged with:||clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s footwear, making history - prue acton, innovation design|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped into bottom of soles: B [shoe logo] D/GENUINE/LEATHER [inside leather logo]/7-/c.|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1990|
|User:||Ms Prue Acton|