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Shoes - Giorgio Moretto, Ankle Strap, Yellow Leather Object Reg. No: SH 942184

Summary:
Pair of woman's yellow leather wedge-heel shoes with an impressed dotted pattern. Made by in Italy Giorgio Moretto between 1960 and 1990, the shoes were worn in Melbourne by the donor, Prue Acton.

Museum Victoria's Prue Acton Collection is of national significance as a record of the career of one of Australia's leading fashion designers from the 1960s to the 1980s. Prue Acton studied textile design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the late 1950s to early 1960s, and her parents John and Gwen Acton used their own money to establish Prue Acton's fashion business in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in 1963. Her designs were soon at the forefront of Australia's fashion industry. Prue Acton was part of a new wave of designers who appropriated designer fashion and haute couture for a wider market. She developed the business into a leading national and international brand enterprise.
Description:
Yellow leather wedge-heel shoes with an impressed dotted pattern. The style is peep-toe and the heel is backless with the ankle strap forming a decorative laced effect.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s footwear, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Inner sole: GIORGIO MORETTO. Outer sole: MADE IN ITALY/38.
Manufacturer: Giorgio Moretto, Italy, 1960-1990
User: Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1990
References: RMIT Collection

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