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Hat - Peter Jago, Black Straw, 'Dressmaker', Melbourne Cup, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 942127

Wide brimmed black straw hat with flat crown. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Peter Jago in 1987.

It was worn by Acton with the 'Dressmaker' ensemble to the 1987 Melbourne Cup. The theme was based on design of the dressmaker mannequin, hourglass silhouette.

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 black straw hat with flat crown.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 49.00 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: Printed white on black: PETER JAGO/EXCLUSIVE HATS/ MADE IN AUSTRALIA

Woven black on white: [logo]/PETER JAGO
Manufacturer: Peter Jago, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1987
References: RMIT Collection

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