The Bullfighter’s Tailor

A while back I was commissioned to do a short video on a tailor who specializes in making suits for bullfighters. Daniel Roqueta has been making trajes de luces, or suits of lights, for more than 25 years. I followed the process over several weeks, starting with the selection of materials and colors by bullfighter Carlos Gallego, the making of the suit, right up to the day Carlos wore it for the first time in the ring.

 

Music: “Nerva” performed by Soria 9 Sevilla
Special thanks to Daniel Roqueta, his team, and Carlos Gallego.

 

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2 Responses to The Bullfighter’s Tailor

  1. Bev R July 10, 2012 at 14:50 #

    A very interesting look at a key behind the scenes aspect of “La Corrida”. Loved the music, too!

  2. julvic July 10, 2012 at 19:16 #

    A rare view at an Impeccable craftmanship, “Bordado en Oro” (gold embroidery) as it is called in Spanish.
    Thank you for a very candid and personal behind the scenes. I loved it!

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