Lorenzo Caprile (Madrid, 1967) is one of the most prestigious fashion designers in Spain. He studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and at the Politecnico Internazionale della Moda in Florence (Italy), where he also obtained a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. He opened his own workshop in Madrid in 1993, specializing in bridal and occasion wear. The Spanish Royal Family asked Caprile to design the wedding dress for the Infanta Cristina and the iconic red dress worn by Doña Letizia at the wedding of Mary and Frederick of Denmark in 2004.
A great expert in the history of dress, he teaches design at various postgraduate schools and, since 2006, has also worked as a costume designer for theater, opera, ballet and musicals, including his work for the National Classical Theater Company, as well as the company, Noviembre. He also works regularly with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Costume Museum in Madrid.
Some of the awards and distinctions he has received include the following: (2004) T award from Telva magazine for the best Spanish fashion designer; (2013) Ceres award from the Mérida Festival for Best Costume Design for “Fuegos”, by director, José María Pou; (2014) Ciudad de Alcalá de las Artes y las Letras award for “his contribution to creation, art and the world of culture, as well as for his national and international renown”; (2015) Gran Cruz de la Orden del Dos de Mayo of the Community of Madrid; (2016) Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, (although he himself states that fashion is not an art), awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Since 2018, he has been one of the main hosts of the program Maestros de la Costura, on TVE.