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.
We, at Mimi Berlin, quit smoking the other day. Obsession with cigarettes has taken over our minds; hence this post. The Smoke glasses are designed to have a drink and a cigarette in one hand at the same time; how very functional!
The designer himself
This barware is designed in 1963 by Joe Colombo for Arnolfo di Cambio, which still has the Smoke glasses in stock.