Showered with praise by the fashion industry after the success of their label, The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 27, have seemingly come a long way since their days of sporting denim overalls as infants-to-toddlers-to-kids on the set of Full House. Or have they?
Those adorable and awkward outfits Michelle Tanner cycled through on the show — think star-shaped sunglasses, magenta-hued tops and other funky ’90s wear — were actually from designers!
In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, the Olsen twins shared: “'[On Full House] we’d be in six-hour fittings three times a week, because we had to wear 12 different outfits,’ Ashley recalls. The majority of the wardrobe was made up of adult pieces, including Chanel and Marc Jacobs, cut to fit.”
Even then, the two found their calling in fashion: “We were designing clothes for ourselves as we were so petite,” said Mary-Kate. “So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”
Those enviable pieces worn by Michelle Tanner helped refine the twins’ taste, since they want The Row to be a more subdued luxury brand. “If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up,” stated Ashley. “If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you.”
Other fun facts for Olsen twin fans: Ashley is one inch taller than Mary-Kate, who is 5-feet-tall, and the two combined are ambidextrous! Mary-Kate is a righty, while Ashley is a lefty.
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