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Sandals - Rapisardi, Wedge Heel, Bronze Leather, 1970s Object Reg. No: SH 942435

Pair of woman's sandals, with bronze leather upper with ankle strap and 4cm wooden wedge heels. Made by Rapisardi in Italy. Worn in Melbourne by the donor, Prue Acton, probably in 1970s, especially with ethnic / lingerie / hippy style clothing.

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 - bronze leather upper with ankle strap and 4cm wooden wedge heels. Metal buckle fastenes straps.
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, 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: Stamped inside inner soles: RAPISARDI/MADE IN ITALY.
Manufacturer: Rapisardi, Italy, 1970s-1980s
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970s-1980s
User: Ms Prue Acton
References: RMIT Collection

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