More than 1,000 pairs of shoes owned by the former Philippine first lady have been damaged by storms and termites Termites, storms and neglect have damaged Imelda Marcos’s legendary stash of shoes, left behind in the Philippines after she and her dictator husband were driven into US exile by a 1986 popular revolt. Hundreds of pieces of Ferdinand Marcos’s clothing, including the formal native see-through Barong shirts he wore during his two-decade rule, have also begun to gather mould and fray after being stored for years without protection at the presidential palace and later at Manila’s National Museum, officials say. The Marcoses left behind personal belongings, clothes and art objects at the palace, including at least 1,220 pairs of Imelda Marcos’s shoes, after they fled the country 26 years ago. Imelda Marcos has since been elected to parliament. More than 150 boxes of the Marcoses’ clothes, accessories and shoes were transferred to the museum for safekeeping two years ago after termites, humidity and mould threatened them at the riverside palace.
Imelda Marcos’s shoe collection gathers mould after years of neglect
Posted by getsomenews.com on Sep 23, 2012