The beautiful Filipinianana fashion with the butterfly sleeves is the signature fashion of Imelda Marcos. It is not known who really invented it but it already exists before her time. However, she made her version famous, thus the name “Iron Butterfly.” Wearing it elegantly in style is what remains in the people’s minds – like Maxine Medina’s admiration of the beauty and brain First Lady of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos and the proud mother of Bongbong Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos as Fashion Icon
Maxine Medina is just Telling the Truth
Maxine Media is a true Filipina. She says what she knows. It is not wrong to say that Imelda Marcos invented the Terno – because what she meant is the elegant Terno with the butterfly sleeves that she often is seen with during important official events. To test, grab an ancient picture of the dress and compare it to Imelda Marcos’ image on it and see the difference.
One Piece or Marching Pair
A Terno can be one -piece or matching pair. In the Visayas or among Bisayan-speaking people, the word Terno is still used to match the top with the skirt or pants. The full body or one-piece dress is obviously a Terno also because they match.
The Kimona vs the Terno
Right after the Marcos regime, the anti-Marcos administrations tried so hard to eliminate the Terno that Imelda Marcos is famous for. They prefer the Kimona or baro at saya styles during official events – but nothing can beat the Terno. Nancy Binay who is fond of wearing it was once a victim of social media bashing but she wears it proud like how a Filipina should be.
The Emergence of Bongbong Marcos
The fuzz is not about Maxine Medina’s crediting Imelda Marcos as the inventor of the Terno. The bashing can come only from the anti-Marcos people. However, the truth of the Marcos golden era cannot be hidden anymore – the same as the emergence of Bongbong Marcos in the second-highest position in the land. Thanks to Maxine Medina’s being truthful nature. She’s one true beautiful, intelligent and proud Filipina!