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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A User Flemington, Australia
Clutch Bag - Andrea Pfister, Black Leather, Melbourne Cup, 1987-1990 Reg. No: SH 942125
- This clutch bag was designed and manufactured in Italy by Andrea Pfister circa 1987. It was used by Acton with the `Dressmaker' ensemble at the 1987 Melbourne Cup, and with the `Art Communicates' ensemble at the 1990 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.
- Square black leather clutch bag with triangular flap at front which fastens with a metal press stud. The bag is lined with yellow leather. There are two compartments inside and one on the outer back. Inside has two loops possibly used for shoulder straps. A raceticket (94.2133) and a ticket to a Wool Ball 1988 were found in the pockets - now removed.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||19.00 cm (Height)|
|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:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES|
|Inscriptions:||Woven label sewn inside, white on black: Andrea Pfister/ MADE IN ITALY
Plastic label adhered to the inside: LEATHER/LINING
|Manufacturer:||Andrea Pfister, Italy, 1985-1987|
|User:||Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1987-1990|