This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1986, from printed sik designed by textile artist Deborah Leser. This was a one-off, as the fabric was very expensive to produce. It was inspired by a trip to Kakadu - shifting sands, outback etc. Worn by the donor to the American department store Neiman Marcus's `Australian Fortnight' promotion in Dallas, Texas.

The crocodile motif was further explored in the range developed from Prue Acton's 1986 Melbourne Cup outfit 'Mock Croc'..

Physical Description

Long-sleeved silk shirt, predominantly blue with dragonfly, insects and crocodile motifs in pink, green and brown. Shirt has one breast pocket and metal buttons at collar, cuffs and are disguised at front opening.

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