[Talk] Prue Acton

Hi all,

Apologies for the radio silence: I’ve been visiting a lot of wonderful fashion exhibitions in Europe. More on that soon. In the meantime, my next online talk for Glen Eira libraries is coming up. From the website:

The ‘Golden Girl of Australian Fashion’, Prue Acton was at the forefront of our own fashion youth quake in the 1960s, creating bright and exciting clothing for women.

In 1964, Prue was the first Australian designer to create a mini skirt, and later introduced popular trends including ‘Rich Hippy’ romanticism, and bohemian fashions. Over three decades she created corporate uniforms, licensed her designs overseas, produced cosmetics and won many awards.

Prue’s design philosophy was to ‘celebrate women as individual, powerful, sensual, sexual and in touch with the land, the world and herself’. A strong environmentalist, artist and textile designer, Prue also incorporated native colours and textures into her designs.

Join fashion historian and author Nicole Jenkins for an illustrated look at the innovation and style of one of Australia’s most significant designers.

  • What:  Spotlight on Prue Acton, an illustrated look at one of Australia’s most significant fashion designers, by Nicole Jenkins
  • When: Thursday 18th July, 2024, 7.00pm
  • Where: online, via your computer and Zoom
  • Cost: free!
  • Bookings essential: Click here. Numbers limited.


  1. Hello,

    I have booked into this event, but used my old email address.

    Have included the new one, if you could sent the zoom link to this email address.

    Thank you


    Wendy Griffin

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