This outfit was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L in 1986, from printed sik designed by Melbourne textile artist Deborah Leser.

The Great Barrier Reef range came in several different Leser fabrics, and was one of the best sellers the Company had.

A jumpsuit made of a similar fabric is photographed in the American Department store Neiman Marcus's Autumn 1986 magazine NM, as part of a feature on their `Australian Fortnight' promotions.

Physical Description

Three piece outfit of white silk printed with bold Barrier Reef fish motifs designed by Deborah Leser: (1) Loose flowing overshirt with kimono style sleeves. Large shoulder pads. (2) Bra top with appliqued fish across front. It is shapeless and is fastened at the back with 5 metal clasps. (3) Rectangular piece of fabric with hemmed edges. Probably used as wrap-around skirt or sarong.

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