“With fabrics, we do what we can. Balenciaga does what he wants.” - Christian Dior

I'm gobsmacked at the  Balenciaga Museum at Getaria that just opened June.  The museum is housed in the Annexe designed by AV62 architectects, built onto the newly restored Aldamar Palace. It counts itself with such prestigious names as Hubert de Givenchy, founding president of the Foundation and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, president of the Honourary Committee. Both have donated terribly important pieces from their own private Balenciaga collections, which now stands at 1,200 items and continues to grow. Only 90 pieces are on perminent show and these have been carefully selected to follow the themes of "Beginings", "Day", ""Cocktail", "Night", "Bridal" and "Essential Balenciaga". Starting his house in 1917 at only 22 years of age, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga retired in 1968 leaving behind him a string of internationally prestigious disciples and followers including Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Courreges, Ungaro...

One day would be as little as you would want to take to see the collection here, although two days is more like it and forever would be about fine for me!