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Shoes - Leather, Brown, 1970 Object Reg. No: SH 942437

Summary:
Pair of dark brown openwork leather woman's shoes with solid heels extended to ankles, square holes punched into the front, and extended vamps tied with leather thongs. Used in Melbourne in 1970. Worn by the donor, Prue Acton.

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.
Description:
Pair of dark brown openwork leather woman's shoes with solid heels extended to ankles, square holes punched into the front, and extended vamps tied with leather thongs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion industry, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
References: RMIT Collection

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