Lorenzo Caprile has just finished filming “Coser y Contar”, a new and original programme that will be part of the new season of Telemadrid. “Coser y Contar” is a ten-episode journey through garments linked to the history of Madrid. A route in which Lorenzo Caprile will stop in different corners of the Community to show the key value of clothing in different periods of our history. The famous couturier is very excited about the new project: “We are going to tour Madrid from a very original point of view through clothing and the history of fashion, which is my passion. We are going to tell very curious anecdotes that most people don’t know, such as the origin of the Manila shawl, which is such a symbol of Madrid”.
In each of the programmes, produced by shinne iberia, Caprile tackles a topic connected to all those lesser-known stories, costumes and curiosities of Madrid fashion. “They are stories as interesting as the unknown Madrid atelier of the master Balenciaga, from the hand of the designer’s great friend Sonsoles Díez de Rivera,” says Caprile, “or the details of the historic pelliza of General Prim, so closely linked to his tragic death.
Guided by her descendant Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, “Coser y Contar” 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. Caprile will review with Jaime Peñafiel the costumes of royal weddings, or discover the origin of the royal veil of the Infanta Cristina.
In addition, together with his guests, we will 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 that arrived in Madrid in the 1920s.
In an entertaining way, with his peculiar style and his extensive knowledge, Caprile “no da puntada sin hilo” and manages to discover, together with his very interesting guests, unknown details about great personalities and the dresses they wore in Madrid.