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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
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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