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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