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Hull History: An Introduction To The House of Mirelle, The Showroom

April 17, 2020

HouseofMirelle.uk aims to be as accessible to readers as possible.  Our Introduction is designed to be easy to understand and read.

Our thanks to the late Shirley Coates for her memories and Look Book which includes the featured image you see above.



Between the 1930s and the 1970s some of the most exclusive fashions ever created were sold at the House of Mirelle…


Our Introduction gives you a sneaky peek behind the doors of Hull’s exclusive fashion house


Meet some of the Showroom Girls who worked there and walked the famous Mirelle runways….


Find out…


Was it as posh as people said it was ?


What it was like to work there …


Learn about the modelling industry including Hull’s Agency Houlton Gray




How expensive were the clothes!


You can also….


Read about Cherry Marshall and how she was discovered by Seignon, Dior’s model who also modelled at Mirelle


Dior’s Salon, 1954. Seignon is the first model to walk.  The House of Mirelle was “really a Salon,” said Sue, a Showroom Girl. 


Learn about the history of fashion modelling in Hull


What the atmos was like at one of Mirelle’s well used locations, The New York Hotel




Find out what was so special about Lucie Clayton Charm Academy in the film Girls, Girls, Girls.


Did you go to the House of Mirelle or walk past it while you were shopping in Hull?

We’d love to hear from you – go ahead and email, tweet us or post onto our Facebook page! 


Map of Hull showing The House of Mirelle locations. © HouseofMirelle.uk

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We’re sending out well wishes to all our followers wherever you are in the world.

We hope that at this extraordinarily difficult and challenging time, you are all safe and well.

Love from the House of Mirelle. X


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