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Hat - Prue Acton, Navy & White, 'Concorde', Melbourne Cup, 1984 Object Reg. No: SH 942112

Summary:
Hat in navy and white gros-grain, the navy decorated with white stitched lines and vice versa. . Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1984. It was worn by the donor with the 'Concorde' ensemble (SH 942111) to the 1984 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:
Hat in navy and white gros-grain, the navy decorated with white stitched lines and vice versa. Hat sits close to the head, the brim turned up and forming a peak at the side. Lined in white polyester. A white bobby-pin is sewn inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories
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, 1984
Designer: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1984
References: RMIT Collection

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