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Dress & Belt - Prue Acton, `Big Dress', Brown Cotton, 1980-1981 Object Reg. No: SH 942033

This dress was designedand manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980-1981, made of a Richard Allen poplin fabric. According to the donor, it was referred to as "Big Dress" in a Mode magazine editorial in 1981. The original retail cost was $199.
This outfit consist of a cotton dress and self covered belt:

(1) Off-the-shoulder style midi-length brown cotton dress. The elasticised neckline has a wide ruffle edged in black. The skirt falls from the neckline and features two horizontal black patches and a black band at the hemline. The basic design is the same as for the blue patch dress SH 942032

(2) Reversible cotton belt/sash in brown and black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125.00 cm (Height)

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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: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Labels sewn into CB neckline: 1, 12, 15, 19
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), 1980-1981
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980-1981
References: RMIT collection

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