Coser y Contar
Coser y Contar is a journey in ten episodes through garments linked to the history of Madrid. A route in which the couturier Lorenzo Caprile will stop in different corners of the Community to show the key value of clothing in different periods of our history.
In each of the programmes, Caprile tackles a subject connected to all those lesser-known stories, garments and curiosities of Madrid fashion: the origin and evolution of the Manila shawl, the unknown Madrid atelier of the master Balenciaga, with the help of the designer’s great friend Sonsoles Díez de Rivera, or the details of the historic pelliza of General Prim, so closely linked to his tragic death. Guided by his descendant Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, we will delve into the history of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo and see how she influenced the customs of the high society of the time, we will review with Jaime Peñafiel the costumes of the royal weddings, or we will discover the origin of the royal veil of the Infanta Cristina. We will also learn about the history of the cape, the garment that triggered the Esquilache riot, we will learn about the craftsmanship of Madrid embroidery and we will discover the Almacenes Madrid París, the first luxury department store to arrive in Madrid in the 1920s.
In an entertaining way, with his peculiar style and his extensive knowledge, Caprile, together with different guests, will discover unknown details about great personalities and the dresses they wore in Madrid. Coser y Contar’, a ten-episode journey through the history of fashion in Madrid.