Is a lovely little town a very very short distance from Zarutz  rather like walking from Riomaggiorio to ? but it has the Balenciaga museum in its midst. For those of a certain age we know the name because of his wonderful simple (read expensive) clothes.

Bunny Mellon a super rich American and friend of everyone who mattered even had her garden clothes made by him….The current exhibition is all her clothes…They are stunning, must be over 200 garments. There were copies of accounts,8k$ us for four garments and this was in the sixties when a suit cost me 5 pound…ah well…

In 1968 Balenciaga handed over to Givenchy and Bunny went too…the evening gowns for the next ten years are more fancified than B would have done but pretty jolly stunning, more the colours and the cut than ornamentation.

B ‘ s ma was a seamstress to the rich and famous of Getaria , he soon moved to San Sebastian then with the civil war to Paris…

Oh well back to walking tomorrow, been v hot yesterday and today but cooler expected tomorrow.

I have my first ever blisters, plus shin splints, bloody Roman roads…so been glad of the break…