Dress Collection

The Mirelle Dress Collection has examples of clothing bought, sold, made or worn there.

Items range across the years it was open from 1938 to 1978.

Some of the Collection is in photograph form others are real-life examples. We also have drawings for clothes made in the shop by Mirelle’s designers and descriptions given to us by people who shopped or worked there.

We’re always interested in talking to you if you have an example of dress or millinery – hats – from Mirelle.

Contact us here  or message us via our twitter feed or on our Facebook page.

Oral History

We’d like to include your memories about clothing items. Memories add to their meaning and add a personal, individual aspect to their Biography.

What will you ask for? 

It’ll be worth thinking about what you remember about the item and whether you have a clear photo of it as well, for instance from a special occasion like a wedding.

If you have the real-life item that’s marvellous. We can find ways of taking photos of it for you so you could keep the item but we could add it to our archive as well.

Photo quality 

Photos are best scanned in at least 300 dpi setting, preferably 600 dpi. If that’s complicated we can help you.

To add it to our archive we ask for a flat photo i.e. scanned flat so that all the details of the clothing can be easily seen. Many people have had photos copied and that works equally as well for us too.

Ideas 

As you can see there are lots of ideas about how to add to the Mirelle dress collection. Contact us and we can start with a conversation to see what works best for us both.

A monotone photo in cream, grey and brown. A wedding dress hangs on a mannequin. The dress is simple, with 3 /4 length sleeves and a fitted bodice with a full skirt. The textile is a textured silk brocade,
The “Australian Wedding Dress” bought at The House of Mirelle Hull, that emigrated with its owners to Perth, Australia. Part of the Mirelle Dress Collection.

We look forward to talking with you.

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