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Sandals - Raymond Castles, Snakeskin Object Reg. No: SH 942190

Pair of woman's high-heeled sandals in snakeskin with open toe and closed heel. Made By: Raymond Castles, some time between 1960 and 1990. Worn by the donor, Prue Acton, in Melbourne.

There is a photograph of these being worn by Prue Acton during a segment of The Don Lane Show.

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 sandals in snakeskin with open toe and closed heel. 6cm heel. Leather covered heels, soles and lining. Small metal buckle at ankle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.00 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: Printed inside soles, black on yellow: Vaness Laccari/EXPRESSLY FOR/Raymond Castles/MADE IN ITALY.
Stamped into bottom of soles: VERO CUOIO/MADE IN ITALY/7B.
Manufacturer: Vaness Lacari, Italy, 1960-1990
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960 or later
References: RMIT Collection

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