THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CORSETIER OF OUR CENTURY
So Mr Pearl... The Man, The Legend. Wears Corsets himself, day and night to achieve an 18" waist. Born to a working-class family in 1962, he went on to change the face of intimates for the better, and forever. Combining ground-breaking structural engineering, feminine asthetics and an eye for detail to create the perfect antedote.
I was lucky enough to see this incredible piece (Worn by Dita Von Teese) - Image top
Von Teese calls it “The Canary”. Mr Pearl describes the process of creating a corset as “an intimate collaboration between maker and wearer. The couture corset maker understands the body's anatomy and has the flexibility and empathy to realise each client's special requirements.”
Watch his work in motion here - 1995 Alexander McQueen - skip to 13.15 to see his genius... Image bottom
Sadly there isn't a reference site for all his masterpieces, but you can read and reference his history on trusty old Wiki here - Mr Pearl
He was a regular London nightclub attendee under the name 'Pearl' but was was later renamed by her excellence, Isabella Blow as 'Mr Pearl' and the name forever stuck...