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New shoe line inspired by Imelda Marcos

Nov. 5, 2006 at 7:58 PM   |   Comments

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A new shoe line inspired by Imelda Marcos, the widow of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is set for an international launch.

The fashion line, aptly entitled the Imelda Collection after the famed shoe collector, will be launched by her daughter Imee Marcos and two grandsons, and also will include clothing and jewelry, said the Los Angeles Times.

"She's always been practical," said Imee. "When it came to fashion, she recycled. She made outfits from old beads and dismembered earrings. And she customized, cutting sleeves and putting diamonds on shoes. Without even knowing it, she was a fashion brand all to herself."

The elder Marcos not only rose to fame as an international political figure, but was recognized for her apparent obsession with shoes.

Manila has a museum devoted to highlighting 600 pairs of her footwear.

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