in issue 01:
Cristobal Balenziaga, couturier of couturiers, dressed the queens of Spain and Belgium, Princess Grace of Monaco, and the Duchess of Windsor. Born at Getaria, where his father, a fisherman, was mayor. After his father’s death, the boy was raised by his mother. Chanel considered him to be the most outstanding living couturier, the others being merely designers of fashion. Balenciaga, epitome of pure classicism, imposed silence during his shows, never showed in public, and refused interviews. Pious and elegant, the master of couture was laid to rest in Getaria.