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Hat - Peter Jago, Cream Straw, Melbourne Cup, 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 942124

Wide brimmed cream-coloured straw hat, designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Peter Jago in 1990. It was worn by the donor with the 'Art Communicates' ensemble to the 1990 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.
Wide-brimmed cream-coloured straw hat with self-fabric band around crown which is looped at the back. The brim is in three strips and is turned up at one side. There is a comb attached the the inside front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.00 cm (Height), 53.00 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories, millinery, 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
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: Black printed label adhered to inside of crown: PETER JAGO/EXCLUSIVE HATS/MADE IN AUSTRALIA.
Manufacturer: Peter Jago, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1990
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1990
References: RMIT Collection


Susan Posted on 12 Sep 2010 11:26 AM
Hi there,just a quick question, should the record title be Hat - Peter Jago - Cream straw Stained Glass ensemble not Art Communicates.
thank you, Susan

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