Endlessly-fascinating Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are a study in duality. And not just because there are two of them! New York magazine touches on this phenomenon in its new issue, out today:
They have been selling Formica bedroom sets in pastel colors, but they worship Ghesquière.
Mary-Kate might wear ten kooky rings, Ashley just two or three... Their signature look mixes Edie Beale with Balenciaga, Johnny Depp, and John Galliano... They've raised accessorizing to a form of high, glamorous art. If the Olsens' style resembles anyone at all, it's not Lindsay Lohan or Mandy Moore or any of their other presumptive peers—they dress like sittings editors at French Vogue.
[The Row] was my sister's baby, and of course I wanted to do whatever I could to help her.
When we were growing up, it was always about being appropriate... [In college] I was studying architecture and psychology and I loved it, but I kept thinking about T-shirts and how to make the perfect one.
They're a mystery wrapped in an enigma, light and dark, annoying and likable. Plus, not to get all 70s on you — they're Geminis. Phew! We're tired.
Attack of the Fashion Gremlins [NYMag]