The Queen of Spain visited the exhibition 'Concepción Arenal. La Pasión Humanista 1820-1893' (The Humanist Passion) organised by the National Library of Spain and Spanish Cultural Action, at Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.
The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Concepción Arenal Ponte, in Ferro (31st January 2020). Concepción Arenal, a graduate in law, thinker, journalist, poet and Galician dramatic author within the literary Realism and pioneer in Spanish feminism, she was one of the most important thinkers of 19th century Spain and a key figure in Spanish culture in the forging of a liberal national consciousness.
The exhibition is structured into eight biographical spaces (Ferrol, Armano, Madrid, Potes, Coruña, Madrid, Gijón, Vigo) in which she lived, thought, wrote, loved and repaired texts, manuscripts, objects and images linked to her life. Another four thematic spaces articulate (loves and heartbreaks; models and values; Who am I? Portraits; Concepción Arenal activist, its causes).
Queen Letizia arrived at the National Library of Spain wearing her black Carolina Herrera cape-inspired coat.
Once inside the building, she took it off to fully reveal a dark pink open back dress by Massimo Dutti.
The $315 piece is a new addition to Letizia's closet. It features a high neck that drapes around to the back and finishes in a reverse collar.
Queen Letizia complemented the jewel tone with her LODI 'Sara' ombre patent pumps.