Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.
Yves Saint Laurent A hybrid tea rose with porcelain-pink blooms and a light, sweet fragrance, ‘Paris d’Yves Saint Laurent’ was introduced by Meilland International in 1994.
Elizabeth Taylor A pink double-bloom hybrid tea rose developed by Weddle in 1985. Photo: Donald L. Fackler Jr./Alamy; Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
Ingrid Bergman A dark red double-bloom hybrid tea rose created by Pernille and Mogens Olesen of the Danish rose company Poulsen and introduced in 1984. Photo: Universal Education/Getty Images; Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy
Audrey Hepburn An apple-blossom-pink hybrid tea rose developed by Jerry F. Twomey in 1991. Photo: Rich Baer; Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Grace Kelly The ‘Princesse de Monaco,’ introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1981, is a cream-color hybrid tea rose with pink edges and a mild, fruity fragrance. Photo courtesy of Meilland International; Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy
Judy Garland A multihued floribunda rose with an apple-and-rose fragrance, bred in Great Britain by Harkness in 1977. Photo: Rich Baer; Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
Marella Agnelli The style icon has two roses named in her honor, and both flourish in the gardens of her country house in Villar Perosa, Italy. ‘Donna Marella Agnelli’ (shown) is a fragrant pink version of the famous white ‘Iceberg’ hybrid tea rose; it was developed by the Italian breeder Vittorio Barni and released in 1988. The other, a pink-red hybrid tea rose called ‘Marella,’ was launched in 1961 by Meilland International. Photo courtesy of Rose Barni; from the Condé Nast Archive
Hubert de Givenchy ‘Givenchy,’ a red-blend hybrid tea rose bred by Jack E. Christensen, debuted in 1986. Photo: ARS Photo; Pierre Guillaud/AFP/Getty Images
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Patricia Urquiola. ‘Patricia Urquiola by EH&I Live’ offers an intimate (near-live) insight into the personality, career and versatile portfolio of this highly successful, Spanish-born architect and designer – from the nineties to the most recent products for Moroso, Rosenthal and Flos. Produced by leading Dutch design and lifestyle glossy Eigen Huis & Interieur, this first issue of EH&I Live provides its readers with a truly new experience of the magazine format, offering interactive navigation through interiors around the world and twelve video interviews with Patricia Urquiola. This (free!) iPad magazine is a must for design aficionados around the world.
Tony Duquette, artist, jewelry, costume and Interior designer, born born in Los Angeles, California in 1914. Duquette designed costumes and settings for the movies, interiors for Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, jewelry and special furnishings for Lady Mendl, as well as numerous night clubs and public places. Duquette was the first American artist to have a one-man show at the Louvre. (read more HERE)
Staircase in the round house, built in 1951, renovated in 2008 by Kant Architecs. Shirley McLaine in What a way to go, 1964. We like the blue shoes, someone is hiding! (moviestill/20th Century Fox Film Co.)
Without stairs: Alber Elbaz photographed by Tim Walker. Dress:2010 spring-summer Lanvin.(Vanity Fair magazine, December 23, 2009)