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Hair Clip - Marcos Davidson, `Green The World', Melbourne Cup, 1989 Object Reg. No: SH 942138

Summary:
This hair clip was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Marcos Davidson in 1989. It was worn by the donor with the `Green the World' ensemble (still in the donor's collection) to the 1989 Melbourne Cup.

Prue Acton's Melbourne Cup clothing was specially designed for her to draw attention to Australian designers and in particular her forthcoming winter range.
Description:
Metal hair clip consisting of a bronze coloured narrow bar with seven medallion- shaped pieces attached. Each medallion has the 'Green the World' symbol of an unfurling fern frond and the jeweller's hallmarks. On the inner side there clip with a safety catch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, headwear, horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, women s clothing accessories, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Hair Accessories
Tertiary Classification: clips & ties
Inscriptions: On front and back side of medallions there are the jeweller's halllmarks.
Commissioned By: Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Manufacturer (Probable): Marcos Davidson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
User: Prue Acton, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, 1989
References: RMIT Collection

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