The Story Behind Imee Marcos’ Terno
It’s been weeks since her brother’s inauguration, and still, Senator Imee Marcos is making waves. Is it a trending interview? Is it something uploaded on her YouTube channel?
No. It has something to do with the Filipino formal dress she wore on that memorable day, June 30, 2022, as her brother, Bongbong Marcos, took his oath as the 17th President of the Philippines.
While all other women donned Filipiniana gowns from acclaimed and up-and-coming designers, the Presidential sister chose to design one on her own. But while the move showcased the many facets of this Senator, the situation was more symbolic than anything.
The teal Filipiniana gown was created by Rem Divino. However, Imee chose to adorn it with bits and pieces that are very close to her heart. With restored pendants, chains, and lockets that Marcos received as gifts from her father, the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr., the senator embellished the little butterfly sleeve.
The terno, which evolved from the more conventional four-piece traje de mestiza, is already modernized, and the one-sleeved version offers a fresh take on the style. There were “oohs” and “aahs” over her ensemble, not very far from the usual reception that someone close to Imee received from long ago days of glamor in Malacanang.