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Shoes - Lario, Court, Blue Patent Leather Object Reg. No: SH 942185

Blue patent leather flat slip-on shoes, made by Lario. They were used in Melbourne some time between 1960 and 1990 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.
Blue patent leather flat slip-on court hoes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 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: LARIO 1898/MADE IN ITALY. Outer sole: 38. Instep: 2180 BQ 2574.
Manufacturer: Lario, Italy
Date Made: 1960-1990
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1990
User: Ms Prue Acton
References: RMIT Collection

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