This jumper was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1987. According to the donor, it was originally worn with a matching skirt and/or coat. The look was inspired by Prue Acton seeing English singer David Bowie in a pale blue suit. The colours were typical of the time, but half-tones in pastel (such as this blue/grey, described by the donor as Ice Blue) were an innovation.

Physical Description

Woman's machine knitted woollen jumper in powder blue with satin applique decoration. Jumper has wide ribbed waist and cuffs, and round neckline trimmed with pale grey satin. Applique of grey satin sewn inro an abstract pattern on the front bodice with lurex. Back neck fastened with one plastic button, shoulders are padded. Fabric labels are sewn into back of neck.

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