This skirt was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1980. Made from a Spanish fabric.

A similar garment was part of the costumes worn by American actress Barbara Parkins in the Australian film ' Breakfast in Paris', released in 1981. Parkins, who played the leading female role, loved the clothes and asked to keep them for herself to "show off around the world".

Physical Description

Two piece set consisting of a skirt and petticoat: (1) Very full cut above-the-ankle length evening skirt in bronze coloured silk and gold lurex. Lurex side is turned inside, so outside colour is predominantly bronze with gold flecks. Underskirt in bronze silk. Fastened at back with zip and hook-and-eyes on waistband. NB: Black elastic strip detached. (2) Very full petticoat in 3 tiers. Top tier of bronze silk is attached to elasticized waist. Next level is coffee coloured netting. Bottom tier shows gold lame.

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