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Pantsuit - Prue Acton, Beige Twill, 1966 Object Reg. No: SH 942006

This suit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1966. According to the donor it is a very early pantsuit which co-ordinated with a skirt (not in collection). It was featured in 'Go Set' magazine on 'Prue's Page', 2nd Febuary, 1966.

Prue Acton was photographed by Helmut Newton and Henry Talbot in this suit and a black version. The Museum holds copies of both these images.
The suit consists of a twill jacket and pants.

(1) Jacket is long-line tailored double-breasted with vent at the back. The short belt is buttoned to the back. The collar has sculptured revers. The front jacket features two false pockets and two rows of beige plastic buttons at fastening. The jacket is lined in beige polyester.

(2) Straight legged hipster style pants with zippered front opening. Unlined.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: Jackets 68 cms in length. Pants 87 cms in length

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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 inside back collar of jacket, and inside back waist of pants: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label inside back neck of jacket: 34/ 30807

Label inside left side at waist of skirt: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1966
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1966
User: Ms Prue Acton, 1966 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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