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Dress - Prue Acton, Evening, Hand-painted Silk, 1977 Reg. No: SH 942040
- This dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1977, from fabric handpainted by Mac Tomlinson. According to donor and magazine reports, theme was inspired by a poem written by Prue Acton whilst walking on the beach on holiday. There is a photograph in the RMIT archive of it being worn by a model on the Don Lane Show, during a segment hosted by Prue Acton.
- Summer dress of two layers of off-white georgette, the outer layer decorated with fish and oyster motifs and sprinkled with glitter. The dress falls waistless from a satin camisole neckline and is held by shoe- string straps attached to the front centre. Dress is very full and loosely flowing, giving a very whispy feeling. Opening under one arm is fastened by 3 buttons. Handkerchief hem is mid-calf length.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||139.00 cm (Height)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Label inside back collar: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA
Labels sewn inside CB of neckline: 8, 28, 40, 41
Printed as part of pattern on fabric: The World is my Oyster
|Artist:||Mr Mac Tomlinson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1977|
|Manufacturer:||Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1977|
|Designer:||Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1977|
|References:||RMIT collection Designer Rae Ganim; refer photographic transparencies in RMIT Collection.|