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Camisole - Prue Acton, Gold Lame, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942410

This camisole was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980.

A similar garment was part of the costumes worn by American actress Barbara Parkins in the Australian film ' Breakfast in Paris', released in 1981. Parkins, who played the leading female role, loved the clothes and asked to keep them for herself to "show off around the world".
Camisole top in gold lame lined with brown silk. The top of the garment is scalloped on all edges and supported with narrow shoulder straps. The back is opened from the centre top to bottom and fastened with small covered buttons and button loops. The rose pattern is on upper back and front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 54.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, films, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Inscriptions: Labels sewn into back: 2, 12, 31, 37 [handwritten 'LAMEE/25/75%'], 121
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
References: RMIT Collection

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