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At the National Press Club in Washington, D. C., it was Imelda’s eye-catching black and white pearl earrings and brooch, at the Metropolitan Opera House opening, a white-over-pink terno (a Filipino national dress); at breakfast with Cardinal Spellman, a stunning polka-dotted gown.

(Carmen Navarro Pedrosa, The Rise and Fall of Imelda Marcos, Prologue)