Few names in fashion have the caché of Balenciaga. That's why it may come as a surprise that he is from the tiny village of Getaria.
After years of contention and fighting over precious pieces, the Balenciaga Museum finally became a reality. It's a lovely piece of modern architecture—airy, spacious, and sleek. The permanent collection holds Balenciaga's most iconic dresses, and rotating exhibits explore different aspects of the designer's life, such as his role in cinema.