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Dress - Pure Acton, Mini, Pink Triangle, 1969 Object Reg. No: SH 942373

Summary:
This mini dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1969. The graphic design motif was inspired by french desinger Courrege.This example was originally worn by the donor, and was a favourite of hers.

It was worn by a model in the donor's 25th Anniversary Parade in 1988.

In 2005, it was used in a fashion parade at the Sydney Convention Centre to lauch the Australia Post Legends series that year, featuring six Australian fasthion designers, including Prue Acton.
Description:
Bonded polyester knit A-line mini dress with black skirt and brown bodice. A bright pink inverted triangle is appliqued to the front bodice. Short black sleeves are bound in orange, and the round neckline is bound in pink The garment is fastened at the back with a zipper from neck to lower back. Masking tape marked "1969" inside neck (now removed)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80.00 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: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Fabric label sewn inside back of neck :34

Label inside side seam reads: C1 ACTON
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1969
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1969
User: Ms Prue Acton, 1969-1988
References: RMIT Collection

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