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Shoulder Bag - Oval, Wood, `Byzantium', Melbourne Cup, 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 942110

This handbag was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. It was worn by the donor with the `Byzantium' ensemble to the 1980 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 oval shaped bag with beige twisted cord shoulder strap. Two sides of the bag are joined by a metal hinge and fastened together with a cord loop over a metal knob. The inside is lined with beige leather and has a racing sticker stuck inside. A beige cord tassel hangs from the shoulder strap.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 72.00 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
Inscriptions: Paper sticker adhered to inside of bag: PORSCHE CLASSIC/ PORTARLINGTON TEAMS CROSS COUNTRY RACE/ NAME PRUE/ ACTON/ [handwriting in lipstick, illegible number handwritten in masking tape 2021.
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1980
References: RMIT Collection

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