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Bikini - Prue Acton, Grey Ric-Rak, 1970 Object Reg. No: SH 942041

This bikini was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1970. It was photographed being worn by a model in the Sun newspaper on the 26th August, 1970.
This outfit consists of a cotton top and pants.

(1) Bikini bra top in grey cotton with appliqued 'rik-rak' braid in black, red, white and brown, fastened with halterneck straps and back ties. The bra is lined with white polyester fabric.

(2) Bikini pant matches top (as above)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, swimwear, 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: swimwear
Inscriptions: Label inside back collar and inside back waistband: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label sewn into back of pant: 34
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1970
References: RMIT collection

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