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Shoes - Maud Frizon, Court, Silver & Black Object Reg. No: SH 942181

Pair of woman's shoes in black suede mottled with silver. Made by Maud Frizon some time between 1970 and 1990. Worn by the donor, Prue Acton, in Melbourne.

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.
Pair of woman's shoes in black suede mottled with silver. Trimmed around the top with black net, tied in a bow at the front. Heel and lining in leather.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 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: Fabric labels inside soles, beige on brown: MAUD FRIZON/PARIS/MADE IN ITALY.
Stamped into soles underneath: [illegible] 1/2/68.
Manufacturer: Maude Frizon, Italy, 1960-1990
Date Made: 1960-1990
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960 or later
User: Ms Prue Acton
References: RMIT Collection

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