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Shoes - Prue Acton, Court, Gold with Rose Pattern Object Reg. No: SH 942206

Hand-painted gold and green leather woman's court shoes with 8cm high heels. Made By: Prue Acton Pty Ltd and contractors some time between 1970 and 1990. They were worn by the donor, Prue Acton.

The rose-pattern originated from the Prue Acton collection designed for the 1979/1980 film 'Breakfast in Paris'. Related clothing is held by Museum Victoria.

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 hand-painted gold and green leather court shoes with 8cm high heels that taper in slightly to sole.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 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 woven label black on silver: PRUE ACTON Outer sole: GENUINE LEATHER/7 1/2.
Manufacturer: Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Australia, 1960-1990
Commissioned By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1990
Date Made: 1970-1990
Place Used: 1960-1990
User: Ms Prue Acton
References: RMIT Collection

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