This was once the greatest shoe collection of all time. Unfortunatly it has been destroyed. First Lady Imelda Marcos' 2,700 shoe collection has succumbed to termites and water damage — but it won't be forgotten. What a sad misfortune for her fashion collection.
First Lady Imelda Marcos Loved Her Shoes
Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady of the Philippines, was known around the world for her ridiculously massive collection of fancy footwear. But the collection of around 2,700 shoes is largely ruined by termites and water damage thanks to neglect by the museum that kept the collection.
Destroyed Shoe Collection
Here's how they look now.
First Lady Imelda Marcos Shoe Collection Before
This is what it once was.
Imelda Marcos Amazing Shoe Collection
While much of her country struggled through poverty (sometimes, shoeless), Marcos collection of around 2,700 shoes was seen (obviously) as a sign of excess
First Lady Imelda Marcos Custom Shoes
She didn't just have shoes with designer labels — sometimes, her name was the label.
Shoe Collection of First Lady Imelda Marcos
In the 1980s, she and her dictator husband were driven into exile — but little could dampen her shoe appetite. As Marcos once said, "Win or lose, we go shopping after the election".
What Once Was First Lady Imelda Marcos