In pale hues that gave way to crimson and navy, the Olsens offered up a gorgeous take on refined minimalism for Spring 2013. Silk was the fabric choice, and it came gently tailored and romantically layered on languid silhouettes that felt slouchy and elegant all at once. The duo said that they were inspired by American folk, 18th-century Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu, and the English countryside, and even though the interpretation here was ever-so subtle, somehow it worked.
The fourth annual Fashion's Night Out is just days away! On Thursday, celebrities, editors, models, and more will gather around the country. Fashion's Night Out always brings a great celebrity turnout. Over the years, we've seen Gisele Bundchen stomping the runway, Halle Berry signing autographs, Charlize Theron sharing a laugh with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen promoting their collections.
In honor of this year's bash — and the event's fourth birthday — we're taking a look back at some of the other fashionable celebs who have shown their support for the fashion industry. Click through to see the stars celebrate Fashion's Night Out.
Love has been in the air this Summer, as we spotted countless celebrity couples kissing on the beach and during day dates, and the warmer weather also spawned a few new relationships! From Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy's PDA to Ashton and Mila's low-key courtship, we're taking a look at the biggest new celebrity romances of the Summer in this PopSugar Rush.
Mary-Kate Olsen and her boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy, stepped out of a townhouse in the East Village yesterday. The NYC home was purchased by Olivier for $6.25 million and is currently undergoing renovations. There are rumors that Olivier and Mary-Kate plan on moving into the property together once it's completed. They've reportedly been dating since May and after spending Memorial Day weekend as a duo, they also stepped out in June with Olivier's daughter. Mary-Kate may be planning to take a big step in her relationship, but she's also staying focused on her designing duties and will show her The Row collection during NY Fashion Week next month.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Alber Elbaz will join Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman and Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 to judge the European section of the International Woolmark Competition. The competition, in which young designers create garments from Australian merino wool, saw Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent compete against each other in 1954. [Vogue UK]
- According to Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill, Hermès will destroy its products if they're not up to the brand's standards. "A friend who was working at Hermès said that if there was even the most minor imperfection on a bag they would take it out the back and burn it — no compromise," she said. [Fashionista]
- Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted walking with Olivier Sarkozy, whom she is reportedly dating, in New York City's West Village this week. [The Cut]
- Natalia Vodianova pays tribute to pinup girls from the '40s and '50s in her newest magazine cover, GQ Russia. [The Huffington Post]
- The world's four largest sellers of clothing — Inditex (which owns Zara), H&M, The Gap, and Uniqlo — are the focus of a new study comparing everything from the number of global stores each chain has to how much its jeans cost. [Racked]
Mary-Kate Olsen has had a busy couple of days with her nearest and dearest. On Thursday, Mary-Kate and boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy had a meal in the West Village with his daughter. Mary-Kate, 26, has been seeing 46-year-old Olivier for a few months, and their relationship is reportedly going strong. After their meal, Olivier and Mary-Kate went on a walk with his daughter.
Last night, Mary-Kate and her sister Ashley Olsen met up with different guy friends for a meal. The sisters were together after a big milestone last week. Mary-Kate and Ashley turned 26, and we celebrated by looking at their transformation from child stars to fashion moguls.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen turn 26 today! The girls began their careers sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on the hit series Full House in 1987, and there was no looking back. The Olsen sisters grew up in Hollywood and shared many memorable moments with the world. They made their big-screen debut in It Takes Two, but now they are better known for their career shift to designers with their hugely successful clothing line The Row.
In celebration of their milestone, take a look back at the priceless moments from Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger years.
Remember when you found out the adorable little girl from Full House was actually two adorable little girls? Well, if you told us 10 years ago that Michelle Tanner times two would grow up to be fashion designers, CFDA Award winners, and sought-after style setters, we'd probably roll our eyes and give you a Michelle-style "Oh, please!"
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have not only grown into superstylish, totally talented women, but they're undeniably gorgeous, too. In editorials, they come across as wistful, wide-eyed beauties with a fierce sense of sisterhood, always exuding polish, gentility, and avant-garde glamour. We're celebrating Mary-Kate and Ashley's 26th birthday with a collection of their chicest editorials to date — and while we love them together, we do realize that they are their own separate entities, so we've made sure to include some solo shots, too. Click through to see them all now.
In the same week that they won the CFDA Award for women's wear, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen delivered an endlessly elegant Resort 2013 collection for The Row. The offering features a strong assortment of outerwear, from a wool coat in lavender to fur-lined parkas and blue vinyl-treated trenches. But there's no shortage of pieces ripe for warmer, sunnier climes, like a gauzy cropped tank tops, sheer shirts, and skirts of varying hem heights. The designers said they looked at pictures of fisherman when they were designing the collection, but other than a cozy turtleneck paired with an elaborately embroidered cream coat — creating the effect of an oversized fisherman's sweater — the nautical influence wasn't translated too literally. Instead, the fluidity of the sea is captured in easy fabrics and pared-down tailoring.
Those stories and more here in our daily news roundup.
- Thakoon Panichgul opened the doors of his art-filled New York studio for a tour, where he revealed that while it's important for him to be surrounded by books and lots of inspiring fabrics, he often doesn't want to look at his own archives. "The past is the past—I don't want to look at it, I want to move forward," he said. [Vogue]
- Paco Rabanne today announced that it has appointed Lydia Maurer as its new creative director. Maurer, 29, will fill the position Manish Arora had until he and the brand decided to part ways in May. [The Cut]
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have had an incredible journey from their days on Full House to winning one of the most prestigious trophies in American fashion from the CFDA. How did they do it? Part of it was building their brand slowly. "They took time to become part of the industry and didn't expect any special favors," says CFDA executive director Steven Kolb. [Fashionista]
- Georgia May Jagger is the new face of The Sunglass Hut, but she may well help create visuals for the chain one day. Jagger is a budding photographer, and Sunglass Hut's CEO Fabio D'Angelantonio said the company is "investigating how [Jagger's] passion for photography can come alive." [WWD]
- Harley Viera-Newton has been selected as one of Target Style's guest editors for June. "I've always loved Target," she says. "They allow people to have fun and dress up and express themselves without going completely broke." [Target Style]
Photo: Courtesy of Vogue