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Jane Ballesteros, the curator of Marikina Museum where more than seven hundred pairs of shoes of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos are housed, holds a pair of Marcos' shoes on Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012 at Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. At the National Museum in Manila, termites, storms and government neglect have damaged hundreds of pieces of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' "barongs" as well as that of flamboyant Imelda Marcos' legendary stash of shoes, expensive gowns, and other vanity possessions which were left to oblivion after she and dictator husband were driven to U.S. exile by a 1986 popular revolt. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Greatest shoe collection of all time

Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos' 2,700 shoe collection has succumbed to termites and water damage, along with other possessions left behind after she and her dictator husband were driven

into U.S. exile by a 1986 popular revolt.

Though all is not lost, about 765 pairs--including famous brands like Gucci, Charles Jourdan,

Christian Dior, Ferragamo, Chanel and Prada--survived the Marikina