Summary

This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1982. It was worn by the donor to the 1982 Melbourne Cup. It was worn with accessories in the Museum's collection (SH 942101, SH 942101 and SH 942103.) It was based on themes of 'The Earth' and 'Minerals', also on versatility of the modern woman, as the arms are detachable to allow for the capricious weather.

Prue Acton's Melbourne Cup clothing was specially designed for her to draw attention to Australian designers and in particular her forthcoming winter range.

Physical Description

This three piece ensemble consists of a jacket, skirt and blouse: (1) Beige pigskin suede jacket with detachable sleeves decorated with crescent shaped pieces of oxidised nickel silver. Sash belt is missing. (2) Beige pigskin suede A-line skirt with apron front. (3) Beige fishnet cotton, long sleeves collarless blouse decorated with crescent shaped pieces of oxidised nickel silver.

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