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Hat - Prue Acton, 'Stained Glass', Melbourne Cup, 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 942117

Blue 'ruched' suede conical hat. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton 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.
Blue 'ruched' suede conical shaped hat.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 208 mm (Height), 230 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Maximum diameter includes the small length of fabric decoration issuing from the top of the turban which moves out to the side.

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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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1985
References: RMIT Collection

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