Investigations: Imeldarabilia: A Final Count

Imeldarabilia: A Final Count

In light of Imelda Marcos' reputation for extravagance, 65 parasols are easy to explain. After all, the sun is hot in Manila. But what did the former Philippine First Lady do with 15 mink coats? These were among the items listed in the government's latest inventory of possessions left behind in Malacanang Palace by the fleeing Marcoses last February. Also listed were 508 floor- length gowns, 888 handbags and 71 pairs of sunglasses. The final tally on Imelda's shoes was 1,060 pairs, less than the 3,000 originally reported. Still, the legend of the shoes lives on. Included was one pair, fitted...

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