Like a cockroach after a nuclear bomb, Imelda Marcos’s charm has survived what should have been a deadly blow. Back in 1986, a popular revolt ended her 20-year reign as the Philippines’ first lady. She fled to Hawaii with her husband, Ferdinand, leaving behind a grisly record of human rights abuses, corruption and, of course, more than 1,000 pairs of shoes.
Last week, Imelda’s notorious designer footwear was in the news again after officials at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila discovered that part of their collection had been destroyed by termites and mold. A team of curators is racing to contain the damage.… Seguir leyendo »