Designing the Body: Mr. Pearl Stéphane Le Duc 2012/06/14 Mr. Pearl’s corsets have legendary shape in the world of fashion. As a corsetier (corsetmaker), Mr. Pearl practices an art and skill that was long thought to have died. The beauty of corsets have captivated him so much that he’s been wearing one since the age of 30, giving him a slender waistline of just 45.7 cm. His work is admired by the biggest names in fashion: Galliano, McQueen, Westwood, Lacroix, Mugler and Gaultier. The following is a rare interview with the man of the shadow.