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Hat - Prue Acton, Brown Straw, 'Mock Croc', Melbourne Cup, 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 942129

Summary:
Painted brown straw hat with wide brim. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1986, by company designer Maree Menzel. It was worn by the donor with a 'Mock Croc' ensemble (not in the Museum's collection) at the 1986 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.
Description:
Painted brown straw hat with wide brim which folds back onto crown at back. Trimmed with mock crocodile skin fabric.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44.00 cm (Diameter)

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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, 1986
Designer: Ms Maree Menzel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1986
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1986
References: Refer photographic transparencies in RMIT Collection.

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