These multiple dry runs on real women explain why there is no such thing in Paris as a male "corsetier
" working on commercial women's bras.
Her customers include corset collectors, whose missions are to own a piece from every corsetier
in the world.
"Big pants make women feel confident about themselves," says burlesque dancer and corsetier
, Kitty Stojanovic from Pontypridd.
"I learned to fit (bras) from an old corsetier
, and I also learned about prostheses, because Lipman's did that, too," she said.
Wendy trained as a corsetier
with Allders in Croydon 15 years ago and lost her 56-year-old mum Jeanette Lock to breast cancer 18 months ago.
Beautiful leggy supermodel Naomi Campbell is the first to have worn the dazzling pounds 30,000 item by eccentric South African corsetier
Kylie's rather fab-looking, jewel-encrusted John Galliano show-girl number is made by the deeply singular master corsetier
, Mr Pearl.
The corset was made by corsetier
Mr Pearl, who says he has 'trained' his own waist down to 18 inches
That's three (exhausting?) show nights of catwalk lasting at least two hours and featuring French Connection, Tucci and John Lewis as well as Joseph, corsetier
Lyall Hakaraie, shirt makers Thomas Pink and local retailers Serenity and Persona.
Kylie had the corset made for her by South African corsetier
Mr Pearl, a renowned eccentric who claims to have 'trained' his own waist down to 18 inches.
June Fenton, whose West End shop Rigby and Peller has the royal warrant and makes corsets for the Queen and the Queen Mother, offers the following advice: Look in your partner's underwear drawer and check the labels for the right size.
The curves that caught Beckham's eyes will be set off by an elegant bodice with an 18-inch waistline designed separately by corsetier
Mr Pearl, whose exquisite works have been commissioned by leading designers John Galliano and Thierry Mugler.