A signed pair of Allen Iversons, a Louis Vuitton x Supreme jacket, one Readymade x Hermès Birkin, multiple pairs of CHANEL sneakers, and more designer bags than you can count. The second we swung open the door of Madison Blank’s Lower Manhattan apartment, we knew we were in the right place.
While the Philadelphia native’s Instagram hints that she has a closet full of drool-worthy sneakers, we were blown away by the amount of exclusive and hard-to-get pieces she stocked. Blank’s obsession with sneaker culture and streetwear started at a young age—she bought and collected every pair of sneakers Allen Iverson (her style icon) released, and even landed her first job at Kith by writing owner Ronnie Fieg a letter on Facebook proclaiming her love for sneakers.
Since then, she’s fully immersed herself in the menswear world, working at GQ for a while as an editorial assistant helping to prep for shoots, and then as menswear ready-to-wear stylist at Barneys. She’s soon starting a new major role at Saks. We chatted about all of this as we placed Nike Air Max 270s on the stove top, Louis Vuitton Archlights on the hallway table, and hung surplus army pants on Blank’s artwork. If you take time out of your day to read anything today, make it this. You won’t be disappointed.
Click through the below gallery to see Blank’s favorite pieces. Read about her thoughts on Virgil Abloh going to Louis Vuitton and that one time Ryan Reynolds personally emailed her.