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.
Sometimes when we have an idea, (well actually we have tons of them) and make a quick sketch, do nothing with those sketches, except for storing them in The Mimi Berlin Library of Ideas. We have a library filled with ideas. This is one of them: From the series Mimi Berlin’s Life in an Unreal world:Small People. This idea has been stored for almost half a year!
But just in time; before this idea gets old, we have opened the library. These are some of the ‘Small People’ sketches. We used them for an editorial in issue #3 of Woth Wonderful Things Magazine. We’ll keep you posted on the result!