Mr Pearl was born in South Africa in 1962 and lived there under his real name Mark Erskine-Pullin. He moved to London, and when attending night clubs he used the pseudonym “Pearl”. Isabella Blow would late give him the name “Mr Pearl”. Mr Pearl has also been a dedicated corset wear and gradually reduced his waist size to 18 inches.
Mr Pearl is a couture corset designer. He has worked with many designers including Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Jean Paul Gaultier. His corsets have been worn by celebrities like Dita Von Teese and Kylie Minogue, and others like Kim Kardashian.