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Handbag - Prue Acton, Purple & Bronze Leather, `Titanium', Melbourne Cup, 1983 Object Reg. No: SH 942108

Summary:
This handbag was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1983, by company designer Maree Menzel. It was worn by the donor with the `Titanium' ensemble (SH 942104) to the 1983 Melbourne Cup.

Prue Acton's Melbourne Cup clothing was specially designed for her to draw attention to Australian designers and in particular her forthcoming winter range.
Description:
Ladies handbag with shoulder strap. Purple/bronze painted leather folded into a triangular shape. Allover decorative stitching and a piece of titanium at one corner. Fastens with a zip. Embroidered red flower sewn inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 61.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories, 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 & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983
Designer: Ms Maree Menzel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1983
References: RMIT Collection

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