Expert on vintage clothing, Pénélope Blanckaert

PORTRAIT. La Parisienne makes headlines with an auction dedicated to Martin Margiela and offers her thoughts on the direction that second-hand shopping is headed.
She felt elated after receiving a call from Christine. A physiotherapist from Anger, France, who was a lover of the designer Martin Margiela and who became a collector with more than 350 pieces purchased over two decades, between the years 1990 and 2000, contacted Pénélope Blanckaert a few months ago. The Angevine had watched the sale dedicated to the Belgian designer that was conducted by the specialist at Artcurial in 2019 and discovered that she possessed “a sympathetic head.” As a result, she extended an invitation to her to examine and value her valuables. According to Pénélope Blanckaert, “I enjoy my job so much because of the people I get to meet.” Not only does Christine write outstanding historical essays, but she is also a wealth of interesting anecdotes. She told me about the period when she would spend her Wednesdays at Malika, the trendy multi-brand in town, as an enchanted break away from her difficult job in touch with the sick. Malika was an enchanted break away from her demanding job in contact with the sick. She was detained in the streets of Anger by people who meant well but were unaware of the contrarian codes that govern Margiela’s designs. They erroneously believed that she had donned her cloak…

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