In a video showing the terno fashion show in Vigan, Maxine said, “The terno was actually invented by our former first lady, Imelda Marcos. She invented these butterfly sleeves and they use it (to) cover their face.” Oh, no.
Maybe she meant that Imelda popularized it since she’s widely known to wear a terno at formal functions. But we never thought of using the butterfly sleeves to cover one’s face. Did Imelda do that to hide from the people she stole money from?
Meanwhile, livestream viewers also caught Maxine’s mistake and tweeted #ImeldaIsNOTtheTerno. Most were confused by her answer but many used the hashtag to educate people about Imelda and the terno. Even noting that Imelda wore it to “inspire the poor to dress better.”