Matador César Rincón after a bullfight in Seville. This must be the sexiest picture ever taken of a bullfighter!
The photograph is made by Peter Müller, who was born in Peru. He studied art and architecture at Zurich university before working as assistant to photographer Bert Stern and chief camera operator under director Eddie Vorkapich. After many years living in Spain, working on major advertising campaigns and for various magazines including Vogue, he decided to look more closely at the crafts and lifestyle of southern Spain.
Two books by Peter Müller have been published, featuring photographs of Spanish bullfighter costumes.
Oro Plata: Embroidered Costumes of the Bullfight
According to Spanish tradition, the bullfighter should never wear his costume outside the bullring. Published for the first time, the greatest stars of the Corrida, resplendent in their elaborately embroidered costumes, are brought to readers in a series of stunning studio portraits. Matadors dressed in gold and banderilleros wearing silver re-enact the dramatic gestures and intricate choreography of their profession, displaying the most artistic, appealing aspects of the bullfight as seen today in Spain, France and South America. Oro Plata and Costumes of light are the perfect showcase for both the colorful history and tradition of these costumes, and for the living legends of the men who wear them.
Bullfighter’s costume influence on fashion
Ann Demeulemeester ‘matador’ jacket
Jeremy Scott designed these sweaters for Adidas Originals
Jeremy Scott in his matador inspired Adidas Originals jacket
Matador inspired jacket
Sarah Jessica Parker in Matador look
And last but not least, the king of dress-up, John Galliano as a Matador