Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Cultured pearl









Master corsetier Mr Pearl originally began his journey in South Africa some forty odd years ago. In 1994 he established himself here in London as corset-maker to the stars. In 2002 Mr Pearl moved to Paris, where, from his cluttered atelier behind Notre Dame Cathedral, he designs unique pieces for couture houses. Painstakingly cutting, stitching and embroidering each one by hand. Standing 5 foot 8 inches he possesses an eighteen inch waist and carries himself as if he were a ballet master.


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7 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I don't know what to say; I've always been a fan of Mr Pearl's, but seeing that 18-inch waist again makes me glad I can catch my breath.

lady jicky said...

All I can say is - why?

Be the change..... said...

I've always thought he was so devilishly handsome -but then that freakish waist. It's interesting but rather repulsive I must say.

Mélanie said...

He looks weird but I like this kind of personality ...very interesting

katiedid said...

I always have appreciation for someone who goes out on a limb. But my first thought was "ouch!"

Would love your honest opinion about my post on Gothic Rose. Well not about the post per se, but about the shop ;)

Cote de Texas said...

yikes! this kind of scares me. I wonder how long it took him to bind his waist so small? it actually looks wonderful in the middle picture with the double breasted suit, but that's the only one I like. He's a tad self absorbed, no?

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Ummmm, something about that waist just freaks me out but what drama he exudes!
Lisa & Alfie