Mr. Pearl (Mark Erskine Pullin) is a master corset maker who has made corsets for couture houses such as Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Hermes, and Alexander McQueen. A Mr. Pearl corset was included in the 2011 exhibition, Savage Beauty, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Private clients include Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, and Dita von Teese. Mr. Pearl is himself a corset wearer. He is rarely photographed.


This work ships from Atlanta, GA, US.

Mr. Pearl, 1994, printed 2017
Archival inkjet print
Work: 26 x 22 in (66.04 x 55.88 cm)
Frame: 33 x 27 x 2 in (83.82 x 68.58 x 5.08 cm)
4 of 7
Courtesy of artist
Signed on verso

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Mr. Pearl
  • Dimensions
    26 x 22 in (66.04 x 55.88 cm)