Mr Pearl, master corsetier has an 18-inch waist and wears a corset 24/7 except to bathe. he’s laced for shows including McQueen, Galliano and Gaultier and has corseted clients like Dita Von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Dahl and Victoria Beckham.
born Mark Pullin in South Africa, he grew up helping his grandmother lacing her corsets and began wearing tightlace corsets at the age of 30. Mr Pearl currently works from a shop behind Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. he eschews all modern technology including email and mobile phones, and can only be reached by leaving a brief, direct message on his land line.
There’s something very surreal about this guy.