Toreador cape


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Matador Juan Belmonte (1893-1962) was eulogized by the New York Herald Tribune: "In his day, he was the greatest of them all, the idol of a generation, the dark genius of the bull-fighting mystique who became one of the central characters in Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon." Mrs. Vreeland prized the bullfight's excitement and exaggeration governed by formalities.

Toreador cape, silk, metallic, Spanish

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