Burgundy suede shoes with 9cm high heel, with front-crossing buckled ankle straps. Made By: Prue Acton Pty Ltd and Opat Bros., some time between 1960 and 1990. They were worn in Melbourne by the donor, Prue Acton.

Museum Victoria's Prue Acton Collection is of national significance as a record of the career of one of Australia's leading fashion designers from the 1960s to the 1980s. Prue Acton studied textile design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the late 1950s to early 1960s, and her parents John and Gwen Acton used their own money to establish Prue Acton's fashion business in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in 1963. Her designs were soon at the forefront of Australia's fashion industry. Prue Acton was part of a new wave of designers who appropriated designer fashion and haute couture for a wider market. She developed the business into a leading national and international brand enterprise.

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Burgundy suede 9cm high heel shoes with front crossing buckled ankle straps.

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