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From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Red felted wool coat with red silk lining, fastening centre front with four large square-shaped buttons. Single vent/slit up centre back to waist. Loosely belted back with single button fastening.
Object Registration
raoul couture, melbourne designers, flinders lane, ralph samuel, leonard legge, hartnell of melbourne
Historical information
Raoul Couture was a high-end fashion house based in Flinders Lane from around 1955 until 1964. Established by designer Ralph Samuel, who also owned Hartnell of Melbourne (circa late 1940s-1971), Raoul was the business's premium label. The head designer was Leonard Legge, who later worked for Prue Acton.

Brighton Historical Society holds a small collection of Hartnell and Raoul Couture garments, including a Gown of the Year Award-winning dress donated by Ralph Samuel.
When Made
circa mid-1950s to early 1960s
Made By
Raoul Couture (fashion house), Leonard Legge (designer)
Inscriptions & Markings
Label, inner collar: "raoul couture / MELB"
Last updated
20 Aug 2019 at 9:43PM