In the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the Olsen twins open up about their successful high-end label, The Row, as well as their dream client – Michelle Obama.
“I’d love to get Michelle Obama in the Row,” Ashley says. “The simple suits and things. It’s all made in America, so why not?”
Hmm I wonder if the Olsen sisters might learn a thing or two from the First Lady!
The Row is just three years in the making and proof that the 24-year-olds have successfully crossed from Hollywood to Fifth Avenue.
Known for their boho-meets-grunge style, Mary-Kate and Ashley have designed a fall collection that’s minimalist and low-key, showcasing muted classics like a black wrap coat, an expertly-tailored white shift and a perfect lazy-day jumpsuit.
Where did they get their style-sense?
“When we were growing up, our mother taught us never to have your belly button exposed,” says Mary-Kate. “We’ve always been attracted to longer— “Layers, silhouettes,” Ashley says, finishing her sentence.
Now as fashion designers, do they miss those days in the Hollywood spotlight? “Remember that crazy time when all of us young girls were being followed?” Ashley says. Now that they have both moved to New York full-time, less is seen of the famous sisters.
“We’re either at home or here at the studio,” Mary-Kate notes. “I think they got bored of us.”
Photo: Heidi Slimane for Harper’s Bazaar