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85 Trendsetting Moments From Birthday Girls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Jun 13 2014 - 6:30am

Though Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen [1] first stole our hearts on Full House, it's their distinct, covetable, and trendsetting style that has us under a serious sartorial spell all these years later. This dynamic duo — turning 28 years old on Friday — has taken the fashion world by storm as experienced entrepreneurs, respected designers, and CFDA [2] Award winners, and we have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.

As the designers of choice for A-listers and models alike, it would be easy for Mary-Kate and Ashley to hide behind their luxe labels — we'll take one of everything from The Row's Fall 2014 collection [3] — but this fashion-forward pair not only talks the talk, but also walks the (cat)walk. While each Olsen has her own signature style — Mary-Kate's the queen of bohemian chic, and Ashley is the master of minimalistic polish — together they have defined eclectic glamour and culled legions of fans with their avant-garde expertise.

Need proof? You got it, dude! Presenting 85 of their most twinning (we had to) style moments.

Twinning combo: So bright, they've gotta wear shades. Ashley and Mary-Kate accessorized their March 2011 Metropolitan Opera looks with matching oversize round sunglasses.

Twinning combo: Both girls wore eye-catching jackets and no-fuss beach waves for Nine's New York premiere in December 2009.

Twinning combo: For the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, both girls kicked it into high gear with high-shine pieces.

Twinning combo: At the 2014 Met Gala, the Olsens went vintage and voluminous.

Twinning combo: Mary-Kate and Ashley exuded schoolgirl charm while visiting the MuchOnDemand TV studio in Toronto in March 2009.

Twinning combo: For the 2013 Met Gala, the style-setters upped the drama with vintage selections.

Twinning combo: If black is the color of power, then the Olsens were reigning queens at the J. Mendel show during Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week.

Twinning combo: Once again proving it's all about a statement coat at amfAR's Fall 2010 Fashion Week kickoff party.

Twinning combo: For Balenciaga [6]'s 2006 Paris launch, the girls styled two different but equally chic cropped coats with their black-on-black looks.

Twinning combo: The girls coordinated more than their sheer monochromatic ensembles, both opting for white clutches and blackout shades for the Broadway opening of Lend Me a Tendor in April 2010.

Twinning combo: Donning exquisite couture creations, both girls followed the "Model as Muse" theme at the 2009 Costume Institute Gala.

Twinning combo: The duo looked absolutely stunning in peekaboo Diane von Furstenberg [9] gowns while posing next to Christian Louboutin [10] on the 2008 Met Gala red carpet.

Twinning combo: The sisters jazzed up their signature all-black looks with luxe fur toppers at WWD's 100 Anniversary celebration in November 2010.

Twinning combo: For the 2002 LA premiere of Austin Powers in Goldmember, the Cali-cool combo styled their coordinating butterfly-print tops with black basics.

Twinning combo: In May 2010, MK&A married prints and patterns at The Art of Elysium and Versus's "Bright Lights" fundraiser in NYC.

Twinning combo: The stylish sisters had tails wagging in two plunging belted gowns at the 2007 Costume Institute Gala in NYC.

Twinning combo: For the 2006 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, the girls donned Autumn-friendly hues and textured box clutches.

Twinning combo: The blond duo posed in cinched dresses and black tights for the JCPenney [12]'s Best of Spring Showcase in March 2010.

Twinning combo: At the 2009 CFDA new members reception, the darling duo polished their gorgeous gowns with ornate jackets.

Twinning combo: During Spring 2005 New York Fashion Week, the Olsens proved the power of statement outerwear, bundling up in two noteworthy coats.

Twinning combo: The designing sisters celebrated their 2012 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in rich hues and silky silhouettes, both by The Row.

Twinning combo: For the Fresh Air Fund's Salute to American Heroes event in July 2012, the twins coordinated their cocktail-chic ensembles, both by The Row, by choosing sleek hues at opposite ends of the color spectrum.

Twinning combo: For Vanity Fair's Tribeca Film Festival party, the twins chose girlie prints and hues.

Twinning combo: It was all about leather jackets and black maxis for the Giambattista Valli [14] Fall/Winter 2007 show during Paris Fashion Week.

Twinning combo: The girls took in the Chanel Fall/Winter 2008 show with killer eyewear.

Twinning combo: Both girls nailed the goth-glam vibe for the 2007/2008 Chanel Cruise Show in Santa Monica.

Twinning combo: The twins made a statement in printed separates for Starsky & Hutch's LA premiere.

Twinning combo: You would have to be blind to miss the coordination the girls had going for Vanity Fair's 2002 Oscars party.

Twinning combo: The blond style-setters played with proportions at a 2007 Hampton Social event.

Twinning combo: For the Dior ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2007 fashion show, the blond stunners bundled up in luxe fabrics.

Twinning combo: The girls brought their effortlessly cool style to the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, styling ladylike dresses with a dash of flair.

Twinning combo: In October 2012, the Olsen sisters hit the WSJ Magazine's Innovator of the Year Awards in moody hues, both by The Row.

Twinning combo: Proving their expertise in mixing eclectic prints with textures, Mary-Kate and Ashley turned heads at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Twinning combo: During an August 2009 Elizabeth and James [15] presentation in Toronto, the girls paired their Summer basics with embellished platform sandals.

Twinning combo: Each girl put her own twist on cute yet casual styling for Antony Micallef's debut LA Show, Impure Idols, in September 2007.

Twinning combo: High-wattage prints and high-octane hues were the look of choice at the 32nd American Image Awards in 2010.

Twinning combo: For the NYC premiere of New York Minute, the leading ladies coordinated in earth tones and feminine fabrics.

Twinning combo: At the 2011 Met Gala, the pint-size trendsetters opted for gowns with Spanish influence.

Twinning combo: Mary-Kate and Ashley showed yet another example of their fashion prowess, working Winter-ready looks for the seventh annual Art + Photography Auction Benefit in 2006.

Twinning combo: Midi dresses and stacks of accessories were all the rage for The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast in December 2003.

Twinning combo: For the 2009 Opening Ceremony Japan opening reception party (phew, that was a mouthful), it was all about the accessories — lace ears, embellished bags, and killer shades, to be exact.

Twinning combo: For a 2008 NYC book signing, both girls proved neutral separates can be just as stylish as their printed and textured counterparts.

Twinning combo: The girls beat the Winter blues in brilliant coordinating gowns at the 2005 ACE Awards in NYC.

Twinning combo: The twins doubled down on texture and embellishments during a launch dinner for The Row in 2007.

Twinning combo: During a 2008 LA book signing for Influence, the twins turned up the edge with pops of leather.

Twinning combo: Complementing furs and matching leather totes were the girls' look of choice for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2003.

Twinning combo: The girls offset their grown-up gowns with sweet, tousled curls for an amfAR event in 2005.

Twinning combo: The girls donned borrowed-from-the-boys looks for an April 2011 Textile Elizabeth and James [23] event in Beverly Hills.

Twinning combo: Mary-Kate and Ashley chose lovely lace numbers for the Chanel Costume Institute Gala opening in May 2005.

Twinning combo: For a December 2006 charity event, Mary-Kate and Ashley stepped out with a dash of feminine detail added to their all-black ensembles.

Twinning combo: For Christian Louboutin [25]'s November 2011 soiree the girls styled all-black ensembles with statement-making shoes.

Twinning combo: It was all about a statement-making shoe for the JCP People Stylewatch event in September 2011.

Twinning combo: For the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards, Mary-Kate and Ashley beat the Spring blues in navy-based styles.

Twinning combo: The girls have mastered the art of monochromatic dressing as shown by this front-row look during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.

Twinning combo: The honorees looked picture perfect in silky pastel dresses and prim pumps while accepting their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.

Twinning combo: At the 2007 In Style and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty, the blond beauties shined bright in metallic gowns.

Twinning combo: For the Hollywood premiere of New York Minute, Mary-Kate and Ashley channeled the roaring 20s in ladylike looks accessorized with strands of pearls.

Twinning combo: The girls sat front row at the Jenni Kayne [26] Fall 2007 show donning plush fur outerwear.

Twinning combo: During Fall 2006 NYFW season, the designing duo opted for decadent gowns and soft curls.

Twinning combo: At the Hollywood premiere of Rush Hour 2, the duo styled silky halter tops with low-slung trousers and the same strappy sandals.

Twinning combo: The twins put their cool-girl spin on cargo pants at a Textile Elizabeth and James [27] celebration in 2011.

Twinning combo: The girls made a serious case for the little white dress and long white gown at a November 2007 dinner.

Twinning combo: For the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards nominations, the designing duo amped up their signature styles with two different but equally cool kicks.

Twinning combo: The statement-making duo swapped their polished separates for cozy swing dresses at an LA trunk show.

Twinning combo: The Olsens celebrated Tim Burton at a November 2009 MOMA film benefit with quirky couture styles and matching black leather satchels.

Twinning combo: Both girls fused feminine separates with a dash of menswear flair at Coty [30]'s 100th anniversary celebration in New York City.

Twinning combo: A little crochet never hurt anyone. The girls celebrated the launch of MARKTBeauty.com in lots of boho-chic layers.

Twinning combo: The sisters donned draping black separates for the LA Jenni Kayne [31] store opening in October 2007.

Twinning combo: For the 2010 ELLE Style Awards, Mary-Kate and Ashley chose sexy sheer-overlay gowns.

Twinning combo: Mary-Kate and Ashley styled washed denim with oversize cowboy belts and gauzy tops during a 2005 charity photocall in London.

Twinning combo: Ruffle-hemmed minis and blue peep-toe pumps were the ladies' looks of choice for the 2003 premiere of The Last Samurai in Hollywood.

Twinning combo: The girls had us dreaming of the tropics at the Charlie's Angels 2 — Full Throttle Hollywood premiere in 2003.

Twinning combo: The girls paired feminine dresses with pointed kitten heels while visiting MTV's TRL studio in May 2004.

Twinning combo: For the LA premiere of The Hangover, the girls evoked a simplistic '60s vibe.

Twinning combo: The girls donned contrasting column gowns for the 25th CFDA Fashion Awards in June 2007.

Twinning combo: Mary-Kate and Ashley visited the Toronto MuchMusic Studios in 2006 showcasing their knack for creating effortlessly chic ensembles.

Twinning combo: The dynamic duo upped the glam factor with feathered bags and red-hot lipstick at the 2006 Met Gala.

Twinning combo: At a 2001 Jive Records event, the girls mirrored each other's style with nameplate chokers, embellished belts, and strappy sandals.

Twinning combo: For their 2008 Elizabeth and James [36] launch at Selfridges [37], Mary-Kate and Ashley proved the power of black leather.

Twinning combo: For the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, Mary-Kate and Ashley chose easy, breezy silhouettes in staple hues.

Twinning combo: Stacks of bracelets, slick black clutches, and strappy sandals? Check! The girls were ready to take on the big city in June 2007.

Twinning combo: Breezy beach waves tempered their moody gowns at the 2002 Emmy Awards.

Twinning combo: The girls attended The Hollywood Reporter's annual party in velour blazers and office-ready separates.

Twinning combo: The Olsens hit the NYC screening of Midnight in Paris oozing Parisian-chic sophistication.

Twinning combo: At the 2002 MTV VMAs, the Olsens partied the night away in age-appropriate ensembles.

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