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Skirt - Prue Acton, `Peasant', Blue & White Bands, circa 1975 Object Reg. No: SH 942031

Summary:
This sample dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1975. It was part of the 'patch'story from the 1970s. According to the donor, the pattern maker for this garment was 'Chello' of Richmond who also made this sample, which was cut too full to be practical. The production version was simpler in design.
Description:
Voluminous mid-calf length peasant skirt consisting of ruffled strips of black and white fabric in various patterns. Fastened by zip and metal clasp at back. Woven label sewn into back of waistband.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 83.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing, making history - prue acton
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: outerwear
Inscriptions: Label inside back of waistband: Prue Acton/ AUSTRALIA

Label inside back of waistband: 35
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1973-1975
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1973-1975
References: RMIT collection Refer photographic transparencies in RMIT Collection.

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