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Imelda Marcos' famous collection of shoes damaged by termites, floods

Manila, Sept 24:  Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, had a famous collection of 3,000 pairs of shoes. When the Marcos couple fled the country at the climax of  popular revolt in 1986,

PTI PTI Updated on: September 24, 2012 13:01 IST





Hundreds of pieces of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' 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 Manila's National Museum, officials added.

Ironically, more than 150 boxes of clothes, dress accessories and shoes of the Marcoses were transferred to the National Museum for safekeeping two years ago after termites, humidity and mould threatened the apparel at the riverside palace.

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