Painted brown straw hat with wide brim. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1986, by company designer Maree Menzel. It was worn by the donor with a 'Mock Croc' ensemble (not in the Museum's collection) at the 1986 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.

Physical Description

Painted brown straw hat with wide brim which folds back onto crown at back. Trimmed with mock crocodile skin fabric.

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