Traje de luces 9 bullfighter’s suit ) by Fermin, 1950s – 1960s Worn by Antonio Ordonez and Capote de paseo ( bullfighter’s ceremonial cape), 1940s worn by Carlos Azurra. Collection of Bohorquez Domecq, S.L.
Suit (Toreador), J. Uriarte, fourth quarter 19th century, Spanish, silk, metal, glass, linen. The traditional traje de luces or suit of lights consists of fitted knee-length pants, vest, jacket, tie, pink stockings, and cape, and has remained unchanged for nearly two hundred years. The suits are quite expensive and take up to a month to create, with several seamstresses working in conjunction. The most traditional are densely embroidered in metallic gold and silver braid, beads, and sequins.