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Handbag - Walter Steiger, `Stained Glass', Melbourne Cup, 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 942118

This handbag was designed and manufactured in France by Walter Steiger P/L in 1985. It was worn by the donor with the `Stained Glass' ensemble (SH 942116) to the 1985 Melbourne Cup. The theme was based on colour, inspired by stained-glass windows.

Prue Acton's Melbourne Cup clothing was specially designed for her to draw attention to Australian designers and in particular her forthcoming winter range.
Yellow leather rectangular shaped bag with shoulder strap and internal zippered section. Gold metal press studded clasp.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 668 mm (Height), 268 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Maximum height includes strap extended. Without strap height is 183mm.

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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
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: bags
Inscriptions: Inside front opening: WALTER STEIGER/PARIS.
Manufacturer: Walter Steiger, Paris, France, 1985
Designer: Walter Steiger, Paris, France, 1985
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1985
References: RMIT Collection

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