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    The Greatest Shoe Collection Of All Time

    Has been destroyed. Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos' 2,700 shoe collection has succumbed to termites and water damage — but it won't be forgotten.

    Here's how things look now:

    And here's what was:

    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.

    She didn't just have shoes with designer labels — sometimes, her name was the label.

    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.