Bio by changcheng2


Toronto-based Starkers Corsetry has gained a devoted following – both locally and
internationally – due to corsetiere Dianna DiNoble’s meticulous attention to detail and modern
take on historical designs. Established in 1991, Starkers caters to a wide range of customers,
from traditional brides to fashion trailblazers to risqué fetish lovers.
Each design starts with the client’s preferred design, fine fabric selection and individual detail
requests. After collecting over fifteen measurements, each corset is constructed using steel boning
and couture techniques with hours of sculpting to ensure a proper, comfortable fit while
incorporating the clients desired waist reduction. Because of their superior structure and comfort,
Starkers corsets are frequently used by dedicated tightlacers to achieve waists 18” and smaller,
which can be attained without any harm to the body or bone structure. Not limited to custom
corsetry, Starkers also designs clothing, millinery and accessories.

Starkers Corsetry has appeared in Hungarian Cosmopolitan, National Post, Toronto Star,
and Clin D’Oeil and will be featured in an upcoming episode of Slice Network’s Rich Bride,
Poor Bride this summer. Famous fans include Ashley Greene, Ellen Dubin, Melanie
Laurent, Jennifer Carpenter, Ashley Jones, Ellen Greene, Kara Dioguardi, Erin
Cummings, Kate Flannery, Runtina Wesley and Suzie McNeil.

About Dianna DiNoble
Corsetiere Dianna DiNoble’s aptitude for design was apparent from the early age of six when she
started sewing and painting. As a determined and independent teenager, Dianna began producing
her own fashion shows and selling her one-of-a-kind designs to local boutiques while still in high
school. After studying fashion design at Sheridan College, she apprenticed under the tutelage of
couturiers learning the techniques she uses today to create the superior structure of Starkers
Corsets. She opened her studio in Toronto’s fashion district in 1998, but with the arrival of her
daughter, Izzy, in 2004 Dianna permanently relocated her studio to her home. Dianna’s expertise has
been called upon as a judge for various fashion shows, and to lecture at the University of Toronto,
and at Ryerson University. She also has dedicated her time and talent to charity events, including the
Book Lovers Ball and Catwalk for the Cure.

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