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- A Place & Date Used Melbourne, Australia
Sandals - Prue Acton, Stiletto, Taupe Reg. No: SH 942209
- Pair of woman's slip-on sandals with straps of taupe leather trimmed with beige. 10cm stiletto heels covered in taupe leather. Made by Prue Acton P/L or contractors, some time between 1960 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 slip-on sandals with straps of taupe leather trimmed with beige. 10cm stiletto heels covered in taupe leather. Lining and soles also leather. Metal nails in heel exposed.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||11.00 cm (Height)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped inside soles in gold: Prue/Acton/[logo].
Stamped under soles: B/7 1/2.
|Manufacturer:||Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Australia, 1960-1990|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960 or later|