Corset Week: Mr. Pearl

If you’re half as much of a lingerie addict as I am, you’ve likely seen the following photo (or one of its sisters) floating around the interwebs:


Ever since I first laid eyes on it, I’ve wondered who constructed this beautiful corset, and over the weekend I finally found out–it’s Mr. Pearl.


While prepping this post, I realized how amiss I am to dedicate an entire week to corsets and not once mention Mr. Pearl’s name. Please allow me to rectify that oversight immediately and offer my opinion on his work.

As personal corsetiere to celebrities like Dita von Teese, Victoria Beckham, and Kylie Minogue, Mr. Pearl is quite literally a corset maker for the stars. But he’s also so much more. Mr. Pearl is an artist, a couturier, and perhaps the last of his kind. In addition, as you can see from the photo above, Mr. Pearl is an experienced tightlacer, wearing his own creations 24/7. As a further glimpse into his exclusivity, Mr. Pearl is the sort of designer who contacts you for a commission, not vice versa. Not surprising, considering his work is fit for a queen. His pieces are, quite simply, beautiful.




If you’d like more insight into the personality of this unique genius, my favorite interview with him can be found here. For my part, I think I’ll just admire a few more photos of his breathtaking corsets.

Mad Mimi Form

3 Comments on this post

  1. […] 4. Ah, Mr. Pearl aka Mark Pullin, no list of Men in Corsets would be complete without him! Corset maker to the stars (including Dita von Teese, Victoria Beckem, and Kylie Minogue), extreme waist trainer, lovely gentleman. He has an 18” waist, they say before he started waist training it was 30”! Great article about him here. […]

  2. […] 4. Ah, Mr. Pearl aka Mark Pullin, no list of Men in Corsets would be complete without him! Corset maker to the stars (including Dita von Teese, Victoria Beckem, and Kylie Minogue), extreme waist trainer, lovely gentleman. He has an 18” waist. They say before he started waist training it was 30”! Great article about him here. […]

  3. […] Swarovski crystal adorned bra is courtesy of Mr Pearl the personal corsetiere to the stars. As a personal couturier, Mr Pearl, comes to you not the other […]

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