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Clutch Bag - Andrea Pfister, Black Leather, Melbourne Cup, 1987-1990 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 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: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
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
References: RMIT Collection

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