A few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I ventured uptown to the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute on Park Avenue to view the Cristobal Balenciaga exhibit. As the informative pamphlet told me: "Cecil Beaton, an English fashion photographer, calls Balenciaga "Fashion's Picasso." Curated by Hamish Bowles, the excellent exhibit highlighted the overwhelming influences of Spanish art, culture, religion and the history of Balenciaga's creations.