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  • n. The father of a pearly family from East London.

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  • “Or we can throw caution to the wind, as John Galliano did on Monday night, when he arrived at a party wearing the traditional button-covered costume of a Pearly King (the neighborhood monarch who protected the local street vendors of Victorian London).�?

    The New York Times, Merrily They Dress, by Eric Wilson, November 19, 2008

    November 20, 2008