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Hat - Peter Jago, Yellow Straw, 'Tall Trees', Melbourne Cup, 1991 Object Reg. No: SH 942140

Summary:
Yellow painted fine straw hat with very wide brim. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Peter Jago in 1991. It was worn by the donor with the 'Tall Trees' ensemble (still in the donor's collection) to the 1989 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:
Yellow painted fine straw hat with rounded crown and a very wide brim. Cloth label adhered to inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Height), 52.00 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: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: Black fabric label printed with white: PETER JAGO/EXCLUSIVE HATS/MADE IN AUSTRALIA.
Manufacturer: Peter Jago, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1991
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1991
References: RMIT Collection

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