The Olsen Twins made their television debut at just nine months old on the ABC sitcom Full House. Now the billionaire sisters run a very successful clothing business.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the head designers of three separate clothing labels which include The Row, Elizabeth & James and Olsenboye.
The 24-year-old sisters tell Vogue’s April issue that buyers weren’t always so supportive of their fashion venture.
“We hired a showroom and talked buyers through,” Ashley recalls. “People would drill us about fabric, where we’d make it,” Mary-Kate adds. “The first season, customers bought it, so the stores came back. And drilled us again. It’s a fair question,” Ashley said, “but Dualstar started when we were six. And we had a collection with Walmart at 12, which was the upper tier of the tween market. It was before celebrity designers. And we were really designing it,” Mary-Kate points out. “It would be jeans, a bit bohemian, or with a little blazer. It was really fashion-forward.”
The twins now receive rave reviews and have recently received their first CDFA nomination this year.