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Shoulder Bag - Prue Acton, Navy & White, `Concorde', Melbourne Cup, 1984 Object Reg. No: SH 942113

This handbag was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1984, by company designer Maree Menzel. It was worn by the donor with the `Concorde' ensemble (SH 942111) to the 1984 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.
Small shoulder bag of navy blue leather and white gro-grain, decorated with navy and white stitched lines. Strap is of thick navy leather thonging. Bag is fastened at the top with a zip and is lined with leather.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 63.00 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
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984
Designer: Ms Maree Menzel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1984
References: RMIT Collection

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