Just a Little Touch of the Imeldific

Marikina City, the Philippines

November 7, 2011

Her name had given language a new superlative for decadent opulence: imeldific. Former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos had gone down in history for owning a legendary 3,000-strong collection of shoes, discovered in the basement of Malacañang Palace after the Marcoses fled during the 1986 revolution. Now, more than 700 of these shoes were showcased in the modest-sized Marikina Shoe Museum.

A Girl Can Dream, Can’t She? Mom and Imelda Marcos’ Shoes @ Marikina Shoe Museum

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