This belt was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1981. It was worn by the donor to the 1981 Melbourne Cup with the `Cavalier' ensemble (SH 942097.) Based on the 'Cavalier' theme, inspired by the Romantic movement of the time, as exemplified by English pop group Adam and the Ants. It was later worn at the donor's 25th Anniversary Parade in 1988.

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

Metallic grey leather and metal belt consisting of central diamond shape attached to plaited leather thonging. Central panel is decorated with metal hearts, butterflies and studs, with three looped chains hanging down.

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